The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Louis (Brig), aground, 2 Nov 1843

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MARINE DISASTERS. The large fleet of vessels now absent on the upper lakes are suffering injury from the rough and stormy weather. The new brig St. LOUIS, Kyle, master, which left this port on the 2nd ult. with 200 bbls salt, 100 tons of merchandize, and 50 passengers, for Wisconsin ports, is ashore ten miles from the Sleeping Bear, and a considerable distance from any village where assistance could be obtained. The vessel lies head on in two feet water, and may withstand the heavy surges beating aganst her. The cargo has been safely landed, and it is the intention of Capt. Kyle to erect a shed in which to store the merchandize until reshipped to its place of destination. She went ashore during a thick snow storm. The St. LOUIS came out this season, and belongs principally to G.A. Moore & Co. - Buffalo Advertiser.
      Detroit Free Press
      Thursday, November 16, 1843
The brig St. LOUIS has gone ashore near the Sleeping Bear on the Michigan shore - the vessel will be lost.. The schooner DRIFT also went ashore near White Lake. -- Milwaukee Herald.
      Detroit Free Press
      Friday, November 17, 1843
BRIG St. LOUIS -- Intelligence by the GREAT WESTER from the Upper Lakes, is unfavorable for the safety of this brig. She was laying in a very awkward position, and considerable hazardous at that. Prompt and efficient assistance only can get her afloat again. -- Buffalo Advertiser, 15th
      Detroit Free Press
      Saturday, November 18, 1843

SHIPWRECK ON LAKE MICHIGAN. -- The loss of a fine brig is recorded under our Marine Head, the OSCEOLA, Capt. Scoville, a total wreck, at Southport. The brig St. LOUIS has been got off without much injury. -- Cleveland Herald.
      Detroit Free Press
      Saturday, November 25, 1843

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St. Louis (Brig), aground, 2 Nov 1843