Fame (Schooner), storm damage, 27 Apr 1854
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HEAVY GALE AT CHICAGO. Apr. 27: 7 p.m.==The most violent gale ever experienced is at present raging here. About 12 o'clock the schooner ROCKY MOUNTAIN, loaded with lumber, was driven on shore near the American Car Works, and immediately went to pieces. All hands saved.
The OLIVER RICHMOND was driven on the breakwater, her masts carried away, and is fast going to pieces; crew saved.
The schooner MERCHANT came to anchor off the breakwater and capsized, three of her crew were taken off by the boats, four of them were drowned.
The schooner FAME lies at anchor a short distance from the breakwater, her forehead cut away.
The ARROW was driven on the breakwater about dark, the crew leaped off when she struck.
The MARY put out into the lake and is standing off.
The LIZZIE THROOP and P. HYDEN are within a few rods of the breakwater. It is feared they will go ashore before morning.
The POWHATTAN from the Lower Lakes came in safely about noon. The balance of Lake Erie fleet supposed to be on this lake, are expected before morning. Serious disasters are apprehended. The gale is apparently increasing in violence.
LATER -- 12 M. Schooner ROCKY MOUNTAIN, OLIVER RICHMOND and MERCHANT have gone to pieces. P. HYDEN, LIZZIE THROOP, ARROW and MAINE wrecked. Seven lives lost
Cleveland Morning Leader
Saturday, April 29, 1854
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Illinois, United States
- William R. McNeil
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