The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 5, 1891

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Chicago, June 4. - Last night's storm on Lake Michigan was very severe. Great damage was done, the extent of which has not yet been entirely learned. Three wrecks are thus far known to have occurred, and the Evanston life-saving crew was kept busy all night.

At 4:30 o'clock this morning, the small schooner Lena Beehm was cast ashore high and dry at Wilmett, where Capt. Beehm and two of the crew were found by the life-saving crew. The schooner was enroute to Grand Haven from Chicago.

At about the same hour the C. L. Fick, a large, two-masted lumber scow, was driven on the sand bar at Rogers' Park. After a perilous struggle with the waves, Capt. Fred Harris and his crew of five men managed to reach the shore in their own boat. The life-saving crew, although having rowed thirty miles during the night, has gone to the scene.

A wreck has also been reported at Highland Park, and on the return from Rogers' Park the crew will proceed there at once.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 5, 1891