The Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 9 January 1886
The JJostr Orphan Boy. MANISTEE, Mich., Jan. 4. — The schooner Mamie- Jepson, bound for here, went on the beach at Hamilton, iiist south of Big Point au Sable, at 2 o'clock Saturday morning. The captain of the Jepson is at Ludington. He says the life-saving crew at Point au Sable told him that they had found the wreck of the Orphan Boy on the beach between Free Soil and' Point au Sable, about fifteen miles south of here, and also had found one- body. The wreck is reported to be nearly cut in two, as though the schooner had had a collision. The beach off Point au Sable is strewn with wreckage and lumber. : A farmer living on the lake-shore says the different parts of a vessel have been coming ashore for more than two weeks, but he did not know of any boat being missing, so did not report it.