Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 26 November 1842
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WRECK OF THE SHIP MILWAUKIE - NINE LIVES LOST. - The ship Milwaukie, Capt. Whitmore, was towed out of the St. Joseph harbor, by the Huron, on the morning of the 16th; she sailed for the mouth of the Kalamazoo river, where she received an additional quantity of flour. Two days afterwards, as we are informed, she was discovered about a mile from the mouth, having been driven ashore, and the captain, the two mates, and six of the crew were found frozen to death upon her deck. Four or five were taken off alive. The Milwaukie was heavily laden, having on board 2600 barrels of flour and several casks of whiskey. It is believed that she is a total wreck, and that her cargo is lost. She was owned by Hunter, Palmer & Co., Buffalo. Those are all the particulars we are able to gather.

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26 November 1842
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Robert C. Myers
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 26 November 1842