Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1850
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p.2 A Family Cast Away on Lake Superior - The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that a Mr. Griswold, wife and small child, with a boy about seventeen years of age, were cast away in a skiff on Lake Superior, and were seven days and seven nights without shelter and without food. They were eventually picked up by a schooner coasting along the Canada shore. The distance across the lake at that point was from 250 to 300 miles. They were coasting along the Amercan side of the lake, when, the wind increasing, they were driven out into this lonely sea, and were for nearly seven days out of sight of land.

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Rick Neilson
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Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1850