The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Peter (Schooner), sunk, 18 Nov 1883

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      Lost With All Hands.
      There are no tidings of the schooner St. PETER. She is supposed to be lost with all hands.
      There is little room left for doubt as to the fate of the schooner JAMES WADE, and those who sailed from Detroit with her. The spars seen near Rond Eau have been described to those acquainted with the schooner, and the opinion is strengthened almost to a certainty that she is the ill-fated vessel. Andrew Forbes, President of the Detroit branch of the Chicago Seamen's Union, furnishes the following list of those on board:
      Captain - D.H. Brown, of Detroit
      Mate - Eli Bushaw, of Detroit
      Steward - A.B. Sharkey, of Detroit
      Sailors - N. Bauchnecht, of Buffalo; Louis Gennack, of Detroit; and Richard Fry, of Florence, Ont., and a sailor named Martin.
      Captain Brown was an old sailor, but for several years was engaged as turnkey in the prison at jackson. The mate was a Detroit man, and leaves a wife and family. Fry was a married man, and a letter, probably from his wife, now awaits him at the Seamen's Union Hall. The vessel was insured for $6,000.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883


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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
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St. Peter (Schooner), sunk, 18 Nov 1883