The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Fri., Nov. 11, 1864


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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.


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*Capt Mallott was skipper of schooner AUGUSTA when that vessel collided with the sidewheeler LADY ELGIN and sank her in September of 1860. A well-known lakes author of the 1950-60's claimed that the crew of the old AUGUSTA was largely the same as that of the MOJAVE when she was lost, that the AUGUSTA herself had to leave the lakes after the 1860 accident due to animosity directed towards her (and did not return until much later), and that the papers of 1864 called the loss of the MOJAVE and her crew "poetic justice." I can find no evidence that any of the three claims were true. These articles show the regard in which Mallott was held.
Date of Original:
Fri., Nov. 11, 1864
Local identifier:
GLN.14194
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Fri., Nov. 11, 1864