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Westchester (Schooner), aground, 4 Oct 1847


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WESTCHESTER Schooner, laden with wheat, ashore on Middle Island.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848


LAKE ACCIDENTS. --The schooner WESTCHESTER is said to be ashore on Middle Island. The cargo of wheat consigned to Fleeharty & Warren, and insured for $7,000. The schooner is also insured. -- Buffalo Courier
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, October 13, 1847



The Sandusky Mirror states that the Schooner WESTCHESTER is aground on Middle Island, about 5 miles from Kelly's Island, had 9,000 bushels of wheat aboard, owned by Mr. Marsh of Sandusky. Her bow lay in about 4 feet of water. Some 2,000 bushels had been taken out, and it was thought the vessel would be lighted off without much damage.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wed. Oct. 20, 1847


WESTCHESTER Schooner, ran ashore on Middle Island, bound down with a full cargo of wheat. Reported leaking, but could be kept free with her pumps. Oct. 4, 1847
      Casualty List for 1847
      Erik Hyle's private papers


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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off ?
Date of Original:
1847
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Local identifier:
McN.W.633
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.682777 Longitude: -82.682777
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Westchester (Schooner), aground, 4 Oct 1847