The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alert (Brig), 25 Nov 1845

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Last week, the weather being fine, there were no doubt a large number of vessels out. The storm commenced Saturday night (11/22), and has been very violent. The stm. TROY came into our harbor on Saturday evening, and the Captain forseeing hard weather, lay by for better times. The brig MISSOURI came in on Saturday evening, loaded with corn for Mr. Watrdus; the current of the creek being strong, she could not enter the harbor, and
would have gone ashore but for the stm. FRANKLIN, by which she was hauled in. The sloop EMMA, with a load of Watrous corn, came in on Saturday night. The schr. N. CAROLINA, in attempting to come in failed and went ashore head on. The brig ALERT attempted to come in yesterday, but failed, owing to the strong south west wind and the current. Failing to get in, she cast anchor, and lay for some time near the pier. Three men with great difficulty and risk of life, reached the shore in the boat with a line, but the vessel dragged her anchor, and Capt. Scoville was obliged to slip his cable and make into the lake.
      Ashtabula Weekly Sentinel
      November 25, 1845 2-3

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Alert (Brig), 25 Nov 1845