Here are accounts of storms that claimed numerous ships. I've linked the ships mentioned in the accounts to these accounts.
THE STORM OF SATURDAY The Most Disastrous Ever Known on Lake Michigan THE SHORE FROM KEWAUNEE TO BAILEY'S HARBOR STREWN WITH WRECKS AND THE BODIES OF DROWNED SAILORS The storm that swept Lake Michigan last Saturday was the fiercest and the most disastrous to lives and property of any within the memory of the oldest inhabitants. It began about midnight on Friday and continued with unabated fury until Sunday morning. Vessels were torn from their moorings and buried upon the beach by the head winds and waves, others foundered in the heavy seas and went down with all on board, while those that managed to ride out the storm under the lea of some friendly point were dismasted, their deck-loads washed overboard or were otherwise seriously damaged. A great many sailors were lost from vessels that weathered the storm by being washed overboard by the heavy seas that continually broke over the vessels and for the time completely engulfing them. The number of lives lost in this way and by the wrecking of the vessels cannot at present be estimated, but will, no doubt, reach a hundred or more. Disasters have been frequent this year but the number caused by Saturday's storm will nearly double the entire number of disasters that have occured during the season. Capt. Edwards, of the scow Blue Belle, who reached this port yesterday from North Bay, reports the following disasters at that place: The schooner Floretta from Chicago, lumber laden, dragged her anchor and collided with the Louisa McDonald. The McDonald had her bulwarks stove in and was afterwards driven ashore by the wind. The schooner Guido Pfister of Milwaukee, loaded with corn went ashore and is leaking badly. The crew were unloading corn all day Sunday to enable the vessel to get off and to prevent her from breaking up. The schooner Two Fronds(?), loaded with salt, is also ashore and a total wreck. Schooner Jenny Bell, Milwaukee, is ashore and filed with water. Schooner L.M. Elsworth, loaded with coal, beached and water logged. Schooner Geo. Murray of Chicago, and schooner Montauk collided, carrying away the bowsprit and ???boom of the Montauk and broke her ?hartems badly. The Murray was also most damaged. The schooner Naider of Chicago, lost her rudder and anchors. Schooner Lucy Graham lost her bowsprit. The schooners Arary and Brunson, both of Chicago, had their canvas badly damaged and six other vessels dragged anchor to within a short distance of the rocks and would undoubtedly have gone ashore had the storm lasted an hour longer. Capt. Edwards says that during the thirty years he has sailed the lakes he never saw such a severe storm. The scow Dunham lost her deck load and went ashore at White Fish Bay. The schooner H?ngarian broke in two during the storm and is a total wreck and is ashore at the same place. The schooner Perry Hannah sprung a leak and went to the bottom at Jacksonport. The City of Woodstock is ashor at White Fish Bay. The Barge Brunette, loaded with 48,000 bushels of corn, is on the beach at Baileys Harbor in three and one-half feet of water. The captain of the Brunette had his leg broken and was otherwise badly bruised by being thrown against the cabin. The schooner Lotta May, loaded with wheat, and the schooner L.J. Conway, are both on the beach high and dry at the same place. The schoooner Reciprocity, loaded with posts and poles, is on the beach at Foso?ro and has gone to pieces. The Lawrence and Ebineezer, both stone laden, are total wrecks. Schooner Gazelle, damaged considerable, and the schooner Contest are ashore at Mud Bay. The schooner Ralph Campbell collided with a stone scow, cutting the scow in two and sinking it, also receiving considerable damage herself. The steam barge Mary Groh lost her deck load of lumber, 100 barrels of apples and other fruit during the storm, and had a hard time, her supply of fuel being exhausted, she had to put into Manitowoc with her one sail. She was bound from South Haven to Chicago and had fifteen passengers on board. Four or five bridge piers between Anhapee and Baileys Harbor were almost totally wrecked. Manitowoc County Chronicle, Tuesday, October 19, 1880 (Contributed by Tyler)