The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 15 December 1860

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Yesterday word was received in this city from St. Joseph, Michigan, that some dead bodies of the crew of the schooner Hurricane, which was lost in the dreadful storm of the 24th ult., might be expected to arrive by rail last night or to-day. The schooner was wrecked eight or nine miles above St. Joseph on Lake Michigan, and the bodies were drifted to shore almost opposite the scene of the sad disaster, on last Friday, we believe.

Nine bodies in all were found, which was the number of those on board. Four of the bodies belong in this city; Captain William Welch, _____ Duggan, first mate; Edward and Peter Mooney, Edward having been steward, and the other before the mast. All these are expected to arrive here for burial by their relatives and friends. Captain Welch, who was a gallant sailor and a faithful, good-hearted man, leaves a wife and one child, residing on Elk street. He has been married about two years, and was about twenty-seven years of age. The mate Duggan lived on Fifth street, where his widow now resides. The brothers Mooney, two fine, promising young men, one twenty and the other twenty-one years of age, have parents living on Marvin street.

The Hurricane, which is a total loss, belonged to Sears & Clark, of this city. Hardly anything of her cargo has been, or probably will be, recovered.

Captain Welch was a member of the Masonic lodge in this city, and we presume that body will be present and superintend at his funeral. - Buff. Courier, 13th

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Robert C. Myers
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 15 December 1860