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Pilot (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1845


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THE SCHOONER PILOT. -- This vessel left Mackinaw on Saturday, two weeks ago for Milwaukee, it commenced snowing heavily at the time of her leaving, and she came to anchor off Old Mackinaw. It cleared up about 1 o'clock A. M., Sunday, she got under way and ran three hours when, she squared away for the Beavers, and about 6 o'clock struck and filled. At 4 o'clock P. M. every exertion was made by Capt. Powell to save the passengers, and 17 were taken ashore that night, and the balance, one man, his wife and three children remained in the gallery until morning. It was snowing all the time and very cold. The Captain and crew stayed there 8 days, until taken off by the schooner CLEOPATRA. They had no shelter during the time. The steamer CLEVELAND passed without being able to assist them, notwithstanding the signal of distress, the schooner CHAMPION passed also but could render no assistance. She was loaded with 100 stoves for Clark Co., Chicago -- 50 bbls apples for Lee & Dickson, Racine, -- three tons of wire for Farewell, Milwaukee, 200 bbls apples, 100 do. salt and sundries belonging to vessel and owners. -- Milwaukee Gazette.
      Courier (Buffalo)
      Monday, December 22, 1845
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Schooner PILOT, of 46.30 tons. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1845. Home port, Sheboygan, Wis. Owned by John Powell of Sheboygan, Wis., and A.Z. Littlefield of the same place. Captain, John Powell. 63.0 x 14.0 x 5.9 One deck. Two masts. No gallery. Scroll head.
      Enrollment no 68, dated Oct. 11, 1845
     
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      Shipping on Lake Erie - The following list of vessels on Lake Erie, furnished us by a friend, who has taken great pains to ascertain their number, and the exact tonnage of each, will be read with satisfaction by all who felt an interest in the prosperity of the west. It exhibits an evidence of the amount of business done on this Lake, which is truly flattering. - Buffalo Bulletin
      AMERICAN VESSELS
AMERICA 53.92 JOHN Q. ADAMS 54. 77
AMARENTH 65.37 JNO RICHARDS 43.19
ANDREW 47.84 LOUISA JENKINS 73.57
ANTELOPE 53.23 LADY OF THE LAKE 87.33
ARORA 81.23 L'GRANGE 101.00
ALTEN TRINBLE 15.61 LOUISA JUDSON - c 17.43
ARGUS* 20.00 MARINER 96.40
BEAVER 44.00 MARIA ANTOINETTE 86.35
BOLIVAR 60.00 MARSHAL NEY 73.25
CINCINNATI 53.57 MILAN 33.81
COLUMBUS 63.51 MORNING STAR 30.63
CONEAUT PACKET 29.67 MARY 45.63
COMMERCE 88.00 MINERVA 50.90
CONSTITUTION 84.27 NAPOLEON 107.13
COMET 47.16 NUCLEUS 93.61
COM. PERRY 25.00 NEW CONNECTICUT 60.50
DETROIT 66.80 NIAGARA* 156.92
ENTERPRISE* 219.00 OHIO* 157.43
EAGLE 94.71 OLIVE BRANCH 28.00
ESSEX 30.85 PILOT 54.25 **
ERIE PACKET 31.00 PIONEER* 124.67
ECLIPSE 58.10 RED ROVER* 33.80
EMILY 30.00 SPY 38.00
EXPRESS 24.90 SHELDON THOMPSON* 241.00
FARMER 51.60 SWIFT SURE 30.00
FREE TRADER 30.00 SUPERIOR* 645.38
GEAUGA 33.71 SAVAGE 30.00
GOV. CASS 53.89 ST. CLAIR 35.30
GOOD INTENT 33.61 TELEGRAPH 45.78
GUERRIER 41.36 UNITED STATES 93.19
GRAMPUS 30.28 WILLIAM TELL 61.10
GEN. JACKSON 42.00 WILLIAM PENN* 219.00
H. CLAY 301.62 WILLIAM PEACOCK* 120.00
HAMILTON 27.00 YOUNG LION 83.20
INDEPENDENCE 26.31
      Tonnage = 5,024 48/95ths. Number of vessels = 69 * = Steamboats
      BRITISH VESSELS
BRITANIA ELIZABETH FAIR TRADER HOPE
HETTY MARIA LARK LORD WELLINGTON MARINER
NELSON NIAGARA PIONEER PERSEVERANCE
RECOVERY SUSAN THOMAS TALBOT VICTORY
      Tonnage not taken Number of British vessels =17
      Cleaveland Weekly Herald
      January 13, 1831

     
     


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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss ? ½ ¼ ¾
Date of Original:
1845
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Pilot (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1845