The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Beacon (Buffalo, NY), 11 Sept. 1823, page 2

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Disasters by the late Gale.--By passengers in the Steam Boat Superior just arrived, we learn that the schooner Erie, Capt. Pease, belonging to S. Thompson & Co. of this port, was capsized by a sudden squall on Sunday last at 2 o'clock P.M. while nearly in the middle of Lake Erie. She had 13 or 14 passengers on board, amongst whom were Mrs. Barton and two children, and a daughter of Mr. S. Thompson, all of this place. By the great exertions of the Captain, crew, and passengers, she was again righted, after cutting away her spars, and shifting her ballast; and at a little past sun set was fortunately driven on shore near the river Huron, a few miles only west of the Iron bound shore. The passengers were all saved, and it is expected that the vessel will be got off. They give great credit to Capt. Pease and his men for their promptitude and coolness in righting the vessel, and speak in terms of warmest gratitude of a young gentleman by the name of Brewster, who was a fellow passenger & son of Judge Brewster of Monroe county, only only for his zeal and alacrity in helping to recover the vessel, but for his great kindness and attention to the ladies and children on board. Capt. Rogers hearing of this disaster, with his characteristic humanity, called at Cleaveland to enquire into the circumstances and has brought the sufferers to Buffalo.

On the same day the schooner Hannah was driven on shore at Presque Isle, crew and vessel saved.

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Beacon (Buffalo, NY), 11 Sept. 1823, page 2