The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday June 21, 1872

Full Text
The schooner Jamaica Capsized and Sunk on Lake Huron

We learn from a telegram received from Falls River, Michigan, that the schooner Jamaica, Capt. D. Bouthwell, was struck by a squall yesterday afternoon, about 1 o'clock, capsized and sunk in seven fathoms of water, twenty miles below Point Aux Barque, Lake Huron. The crew were all saved excepting the cook a woman.

The Jamaica was owned by Ald. M. M. Wheeler, built in 1867, classed A1 valued at $22,000, and insured for $18,000, $10,000 with the Aetna,$4,000 with the Phoenix and $4,000 in Detroit Fire and Marine. She cleared from Milwaukee June 17th , for this port, with 18,000 bushels of wheat, for Jenkins Hover & Co. The wheat is insured for $28,000 in Cincinnati companies. As she lays in but seven fathoms of water, efforts will be made to raise her.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Friday June 21, 1872
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Richard Palmer
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday June 21, 1872