The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1867

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p.2 Port of Kingston - inwards, outwards - 29.

-Imports - 27,28.

-The schr. Essex is ashore on Lake Michigan, and will prove a total loss. She is owned in Chicago - the cargo of wheat is lost.

-The brig Mayflower, laden with 7,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago for Buffalo, encountered heavy weather on Lake Huron and was dismasted off Pt. au Basque (sic), by a sudden squall, and thus left to the mercy of the elements, with heavy seas sweeping over her. She laboured with dark and fearful surroundings to those on board until the night following, when, about 12 miles from Pt. Sanilac, she went down, the crew being fortunately rescued by some fishermen, who, to their praise it be said, with a courage rarely recorded, ventured out from the land and reached the sinking vessel in time to save all on board. The Mayflower was built in Cleveland in 1844.

Disasters On Lake Michigan - Milwaukee, Nov. 29th - The propeller Colorado, and several other vessels are ashore in this vicinity. The wind is still blowing.

Loss of the Tubal Cain - The schooner Tubal Cain, bound from Milwaukee to Oswego with a cargo of 18,000 bushels wheat, is a total wreck at Two Rivers, Lake Michigan - all under water except masts. Her cargo was owned by Jenkins & Doolittle. There is an insurance of $37,500 on the cargo.

p.3 Police Court - 2 sailors charged with theft of clothing from barque John Breden.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1867