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Maria Cobb (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1847

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Schooner MARIA COBB, wrecked at Battle Creek, Lake Michigan
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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VESSEL ASHORE -- The schooner MARIA COBB, loaded with 10,000 bushels of wheat at Southport, went ashore last week, about 60 miles north of Grand River.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, November 27, 1847

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      GALE ON LAKE HURON. - The steamer NILE, brings intelligence that this lake has recently been visited with a severe gale. The new schooner MARIA COBB is ashore at Point Au Sable, with a full cargo of wheat.. The schooner P. MILLS, is ashore at Forty Mile Point, with a cargo of 8,000 bushels wheat, consigned to John Hollister. Vessel and cargo probably a total loss. Cargo insured in the Buffalo Fire and Marine Insurance Company.
      Buffalo Republic
      Saturday, November 27, 1847

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      Schooner MARIA COBB, ashore at Battle Creek, Lake Michigan, reported total loss.
      Casualty List for 1847
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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SEVERE GALE AND SHIPWRECK. - We learn from Mr. Woodworth, mate of the steamer NILE, that Lake Huron was recently visited by a severe gale, that wrecked several vessels. The new schooner MARIA COBB is ashore at Point au Sable, with a full cargo of wheat. We understand that both cargo and vessel are insured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      December 5, 1847

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.32115 Longitude: -85.17971
William R. McNeil
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Maria Cobb (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1847