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J. C. Daun (Schooner), capsized, 25 May 1847

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DAUN, J. C. Schooner, capsized off Conneaut, with the loss of 8 lives, righted and towed in.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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      Schooner J. C. DANN capsized off Conneaut. Eight men lost. Righted and towed in. Salvage $1,000. Repairs $1,500
      Casualty List for 1847
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tues. Evening, March 14, 1848

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      We are informed by Mr.Winslow of the SARATOGA, just in from Buffalo, that a wreck was discovered today off Conneaut, and about five miles out. It appears to be a top-sail schooner, aboput 200 tons, lightly loaded, bound up. She was new, her bottom white, her sides striped with green and black. The letters J. C. were discovered on her stern.
The SARATOGA brought up one of the crew which they found dead, lashed to the rigging. He is a young man about 19 years old. His body will be left at this place. No search for papers or marks had been made upon his person. One of the crew was discovered lashed to the rigging, but so far under water that he could not be got. Of course we shall soon know the extent of the calamity. The vessel was evidently caught in the squall yesterday. ---- Cleaveland Plain Dealer
      Since the above was in type, we have been furnished with an account from the officers on the SARATOGA. They think the craft is the brig J. C. DANN of Sackett's Harbor, on her first trip up. Her canvas was all spread. Masters of steamers and vessels, would do well to keep a good look out off Ashtabula, as the wreck would be a bad thing to come in contact with in the night.
      Detroit Free Press
      Friday, May 28, 1847

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      THE CAPSIZED VESSEL. --- Capt. Travers, of the brig R. HUNTER reports the brig D. SMART on Thursday last between Erie and Conneaut with the schooner J. C. DANN
alongside. She had righted her up, and was pumping her out, and would probably succeed in bringing her into port. This is the vessel whose crew was principally lost, an account of
which we published a few days since.----Buff.Ex
      Detroit Free press
      Tuesday, June 1, 1847

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The schooner J. C. DAUN, Capt. Syman Miner, from Sacketts Harbor, capsized during a squall on Tuesday, 25th. inst., at 10 o'clock p. m., off Conneaut. The crew consisted of 11 persons, eight of whom were lost. Capt. Miner, his cousin Edward Miner, Paul Deaver, and Dexter Whipple, succeeded in getting upon the bottom of the vessel. During the night, Dexter Whipple, the cook, died from fatigue. About 6 o'clock in the morning, the schooner UNCLE SAM took the remaining three off and landed them at Ashtabula. The following
are the names of those lost; William Finley, of Clayton, Mate; Francis Greenye, Sacketts Harbor; James Belonja, Clayton; Jacob Wood, Ellisberg; George Fyre, Clayton; Charles Soles, Alexandria Bay, Dexter Whipple, Cook. - Buffalo Commercial
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, June 2, 1847

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 8
Hull damage: $1,500
Cargo: $1,000
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.94756 Longitude: -80.55424
William R. McNeil
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J. C. Daun (Schooner), capsized, 25 May 1847