The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1857

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The schooner Vincennes went ashore on the east shore of Lake Michigan, near St. Joseph, on Sunday of last week. She has gone to pieces. Owned by Sims & Gray of Chicago - worth $2,000.

The brig Stambach has gone to pieces at the South Manitou, where she went down.

The schooner Calcutta, in attempting to go into Chicago a few days since, missed the entrance, went on the beach, and filled with water. The scow Deer also missed the harbor, went ashore, and has gone to pieces.

The tug Oswego passed the Sault on Saturday with the wreck of the government schooner schooner Lamplighter. Her stern is torn considerably, and she is badly hogged near the mainmast. Mr. O'Neil of the Manhattan thinks she is broken in two. [Detroit Tribune]

We are informed by the captain of the Ontario that the bark Oliver Lee is ashore at Old Mackinac Point. The schooner Miranda was ashore at Bois Blanc when the Ontario passed; but the tug Salvor was working at her, with fine prospect of success. [ib.]

The tug Rescue arrived here today. We are informed by her officers that they succeeded in pulling off the Malakoff, and towed her within six miles of Goderich, when she filled and sunk, with the pump of the Buffalo Mutual on board. This occurred at 8 o'clock on Monday morning. She sunk completely out of sight. [ib]

The schooner Son and Heir, bound from Chicago to Toronto with a cargo of corn, got ashore at Point aux Barques in a gale on Tuesday night last. She jetted 2000 bushels of her cargo, and succeeded in getting off with the loss of an anchor. She was out on Lake Michigan in the gale of Monday last, when her fore stay sail was carried away and her main boom sprung, which rendered her more difficult to handle, and was the principal cause of her getting ashore. [Detroit Advertiser]

The craft sunk in our harbor on Monday might was the Tom Thumb of Kingston. The cargo of 1500 bushels of wheat has been purchased by a citizen of this place for $100, the purchaser to raise the vessel. Mr. Patrick Fineron has taken the job of raising the vessel for another hundred, and commenced his job this morning. [Ogdensburgh Journal]

A subsequent number of the same paper says that the Tom Thumb has been raised and her cargo discharged. The hole which caused the sinking is about a foot above the water mark when light. The grain is to be used for distilling purposes.

The Chicago Press of the 12th, gives the following:- Capt. Mattews of the schooner Traveller, which arrived day before yesterday, reports that on Sunday last, while about forty miles from this port, and twenty miles out on the lake, while it blew almost a hurricane, he saw a large fore-and-aft schooner founder and sink. At the time he was only about a mile and a half distant from the spot where she went down, but was totally unable to render any assistance. He did not see any of the crew after she went down. She was bound up.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1857