The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Nov. 15, 1827

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p.2 Unfortunate Shipwreck on Lake Erie - The Schooner Ann, Capt. Allen, of Sandusky, left Buffalo on the 20th ult. bound for Sandusky, with nine Passengers, and a Crew of five men - cargo Salt and Baggage. - Owing to the severity of the gale, she was driven on to Long Point, about ten o'clock the same night, when she bilged instantly, scarcely leaving time for the passengers to get upon deck; all however, reached the deck, except an old lady. After reaching the deck, the sea broke over the vessel with such violence, that three men, three woman and a child were washed over. The crew and one passenger clung to the wreck until morning, when they were taken off.

The names of the passengers lost, are, Rowland and Mila Pettis, and their wives and child, Charles Pittin, and an elderly lady, name unknown, lived in Ohio. During the gale the vessel and cargo were entirely lost.

A vessel - name unknown - was also stranded on Long Point. She left Buffalo, at 5 o'clock P.M. on Saturday, and came to, under the Point about 2 o'clock on Sunday morning, owing to the violence of the sea, she dragged her anchors; and the crew finding she would go ashore, slipt the cable, and she beached. - No lives were lost, but the vessel is much injured; and the cargo - consisting of merchandise and 100 barrels of Salt - mostly lost. [Gore Gazette]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Nov. 15, 1827