The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Margaret Helm (Schooner), gale damage, 1 Sep 1842

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The Equinoctial storm, which has been unusually cold and tempestous, seems to have spent its force without materially injuring the shipping. A few incidents only are noticed. The schoner M. HELM lost somne of her light spars and sprung her foremast, and the M. FREME was overtaken when off Erie Light by a thick squall and ran into some strange craft. She was struck on the larboard quarter, but having a heavy deck load of pork, suffered no loss save her yawl, which was probably untackled and lost in the collision. As a large fleet was out, our first advices from the west end of the lake will doubtless, bring us further disasters.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 22, 1842

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.38722 Longitude: -87.87564
William R. McNeil
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Margaret Helm (Schooner), gale damage, 1 Sep 1842