The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. C. Dann (Schooner), 22 Jun 1873

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Somewhere about the year 1848 a taut topsail and topgallant sail rigged vessel came upon the lakes called the J.C. DANN, built at Willow Point, on Lake Ontario, which had a short though eventful carrer. When starting out on her first voyage, there were strange foreboding among her crew that something was wrong about to happen, and on reaching Lake Erie she was capsized by a squall and part of her crew drowned. Subsequently she was towed to Cleveland, when some bodies were found in the forecastle and buried. She was agin fitted out, a crew with difficulty put on board, and to avoid further disaster the inevitable horseshoe was nailed to the mast. This, it seems, did not obviate her troubles, as it was claimed she was haunted during the watch hours of the night and soon after became a total wreck near Rondeau on Lake Erie.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 22, 1873

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J. C. Dann (Schooner), 22 Jun 1873