The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Sept. 9, 1842


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p.2 Cleveland, Sept. 2nd - An unlucky accident occurred night before last, by which a fine new schooner was sunk in ten fathoms water, about twelve miles below this port. The schooner Emily, Capt. Chase, from Vermillion to St. Catharines, with wheat, ran foul of the Acorn, Cobb, from Buffalo to Chicago, with passengers and merchandise, and damaged her so seriously that she sunk in fifteen minutes; the passengers and crew barely escaping with what they had upon their backs, to the Emily. One passenger missing: supposed to have jumped overboard. This disaster appears to be one of those unfortunate occurrences that sometimes happen in spite of the efforts of the best officers and crew. The night was thick and foggy, and neither vessel was aware of the proximity of the other until too late. The loss cannot now be estimated, but it will fall heavily upon the owners of the property, as there was no insurance upon the vessel or cargo.


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Date of Original:
Sept. 9, 1842
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KN.22536
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Sept. 9, 1842