The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ellen Bronson (Schooner), 1 Dec 1847


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CHARGE OF MUTINY. -- The schooner ELLEN BRONSON, of this port, came in yesterday morning with Captain Robert Cochran, under whose charge she sailed, at the mast head, armed with a knife and club, a position he is said to have occupied all night from an apprehension of being murdered by the crew. The E. BRONSON was last from Toronto, bound to some point on the Canada side down the lake, and changed her course and came in here on account of the trouble on board. Capt. Cochran had $1,200 in money for one of our citizens, and he thinks the crew intended to murder him for the money. The crew consisted of six men, two of whom were strangers working their passage. They were all arrested upon their arrival, upon the complaint of Capt. Cochran, and underwent an examination before Mr. Justice Whitney, who committed them last evening for further examination. We are not sufficiently acquainted with the facts to express an opinion in regard to the merits of the case. -- Oswego Times.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      December 2, 1847


      The crew of the schooner ELLEN BRONSON, arrested on a charge of mutiny, have on a second examination, been discharged.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, December 4, 1847


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mutiny ?
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1847
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McN.E.6997
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Ellen Bronson (Schooner), 1 Dec 1847