The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
The Daily Gazette (Janesville, WI), Thurs., 25 Dec 1851, page 5

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The crews of the sunken brigs NAVIGATOR and NIAGARA have arrived at this place in an exceedingly exhausted condition, after working at the pumps to keep their vessel alive twelve hours, and then abandoning her to walk over the precarious ice of Lake St. Clair, over ten miles.

They report the NAVIGATOR as sunk, and the NIAGARA much damaged by the ice. Both vessels threw overboard a part of their cargo, before they abandoned them to their fate.

There were also four other vessels in sight of them, suffering from the same storm. The names of two of them, the FLORA and MARY JANE, have been ascertained, but the two others being farther distant and nondiscernable, are unknown. It is conjectured that the crews of the others will perish from cold.

- Detroit, Dec. 20.

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Ray Grant
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The Daily Gazette (Janesville, WI), Thurs., 25 Dec 1851, page 5