The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 21 May 1824, page 3


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Wreck of the Sylph--The small schooner rigged vessel, Sylph, owned and commanded by capt. Henry Haskins, sailed on the evening of the 12th inst. from Sandusky for this place. Her lading was light, consisting of a few barrels and a quantity of wooden bowls. Shortly after she left the harbor a very severe gale arose; and on Sunday last it was discovered that the Sylph had been wrecked upon the island called the North Bass, about 30 miles from Sandusky. There were on board the Sylph at the time she sailed, besides Mr. Haskins and his son, a man who belonged to the state of Ohio, and a woman and her infant child, all of whom perished. All the bodies have been found excepting the woman's. It is supposed that the Sylph capsized when she was some distance from the island, as some part of her lading was found scattered along on both its sides. We have not learnt the names of the man and woman who were drowned. Mr. Haskins was much esteemed for his industry and punctuality in business.


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Column 1-2
Date of Original:
21 May 1824
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GLN.2630
Language of Item:
English
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Dave Swayze
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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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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 21 May 1824, page 3