ANOTHER MARINE DISASTER - LOSS OF THE BARK MOJAVE AND ALL ON BOARD
A rumor announcing the loss of the bark MOJAVE, with all hands, reached this city yesterday afternoon, and we fear that the facts as they have reached us may prove true. The MOJAVE, when last seen, was in company with the Canadian bark MONARCH, on Friday last, in Lake Michigan, about midway between Sheboygan and Point au Sable. Capt. Filan, of the MONARCH, states that when he last saw the ill fated craft she was rolling heavily and making bad weather of it, being less than four miles distant. It is presumed that while endeavoring to wear ship, and getting in the trough of the sea, swamped and went down, as she disappeared instantaneously, as it were, and was not seen afterward, although she was sighted for from the masthead. The MOJAVE was a new vessel, having come into commission the present season, and was owned by G. W. Bissell, of this city, where she was built. She was Commanded by Captain D. N. Mallott, whose family reside at Gosfield, C. W.
Detroit Free Press
Friday, November 11, 1864
MOJAVE, bark, foundered Lake Michigan, 1864. 10 lives lost.
"History of the Great Lakes"
by Mansfield. p. 862
A Leamington correspondent says: "The barque MOJAVE of Chicago has been raised from a depth of 250 feet. She has been down for ten years and the wrecking company have raised her and taken her into port with her sails set just as she went down. As no trace or mark of human bodies has been found on her, and as the captain, D. N. Malott, was a resident of Leamington, great excitement is caused here."
October 8, 1875