The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 20 Nov. 1827, page 3


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Buffalo, Nov. 6

Disasters on the Lake.--Information has reached this place of the wreck of the schooners Ann, Capt. Allen, and Farmer, Capt. Atwell, in the late gale on the lake. The Ann went ashore at Long Point, on the Canada side, nearly opposite Erie, and we learn is entirely lost, together with her cargo, which was composed mostly of salt. Seven persons lost their lives by this disaster, out of thirteen who were on board. The Farmer went ashore about five miles above, in shoal water; she is owned at Coneaut, Ohio, and will be got off with little damage. No lives were lost on board of the latter, and we understand that a considerable position of the cargo, consisting of merchandise, will be saved. We also understand that an ensurance, to the amount of $2000, was effected on her before sailing. The Ann was owned by H.H. Wilcoxen & Co. of Sandusky.--The persons lost on board of her, consisted of five passengers, (three ladies, one child and one man,) and two of the hands--amongst the former was a Mrs. Judson, who had been on a visit to her friends at Black Rock. The names of the other persons we have not been able to learn. Since the above was in type, we have heard of the loss of the schooner America, Capt. Brown, near the same place. Her cargo consisted of salt. No lives were lost. She was owned at Cleaveland.--Journal.


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Date of Original:
20 Nov. 1827
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GLN.2767
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English
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 20 Nov. 1827, page 3