The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Sat., 16 May 1868

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A Schooner Capsized. - Capt. John Boyne of the schooner Petrel, as he left the port of St. Joseph, on Friday the 8th inst., and had got within about 15 miles of Chicago, discovered a vessel lying on her beams' end, filled with water. Upon approaching the wreck it proved to be the schooner "Free Democrat" of Milwaukee, forty tons burthen. the squall which capsized her must have been very sudden, as the sails were all set without a line having been slackened. She carried four men including the captain whose name was Wilson, all of whom must have been drowned. She was entirely light. Capt. Boyne made fast to the wreck and attempted to toe [sic] it but could make no headway, and was obliged to abandon it.

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Sat., 16 May 1868
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Robert C. Myers
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St. Joseph Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Sat., 16 May 1868