Grand Haven, MI (Lake Michigan) Schooner S. MARVIN Capsized, May 1851
SCHOONER S. MARVIN CAPSIZED, AND NINE PERSONS DROWNED.
We are pained to learn that the schooner S. Marvin from this port, with the captain, crew and three passengers, nine persons in all, were lost in the gale of Thursday, May 22d. The names are:
W. P. DENTON, Capt.
ALEXANDER ATWOOD, Mate.
HARVEY SLAWSON, Deckhand.
JAMES UNDERHILL, Deckhand.
PHILIP KINGSLEY, Deckhand.
a Welshman, name not known, Deckhand.
The passengers were:
WM. BUNCH, a Mulatto from Manistee, one other, the name not known.
ROBT. MYERS, of Cloverville, Delaware County, N.Y., bound to Manistee. He left Congress Hall in this city, where his name is recorded as above, for Manistee, in Michigan, on the 21st day of May last.
Of the remainder of the persons we have not learned anything definite. We shall give further particulars when they come to our knowledge.
The particulars of the disaster so far as they have come to our knowledge are from Capt. Main of the schooner Newbould, of this city.
The Marvin was lying bottom upwards, with her bow nearly drawn under by her anchor. Her masts both broke off and lying along side of her; her stern out sufficient to expose her name. Nothing could be discovered of any of her crew or passengers. Capt. Main took off what hould be obtained of her fixtures.
It is supposed the gale struck her while the hands were down to supper and with such violence as to break off both masts, and capsize her before they could get to duty, and no doubt is entertained that they all found a watery grave. The Captain was a young man in his 18th year, of much promise.
Those on other vessels, speaking of the storm, say that when all the hands were on duty at the time the squall made its appearance, it was almost impossible to take in their sails before it struck them, and when it did strike, it took all the help to keep their vessels above water.
There was no insurance on the vessel, or any of the persons on board of her.
[Racine Commercial Adv.]
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