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H. Parsons (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1847

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We learned last evening, from vessels just from Grand River, Mich., that the Schooner ST. JOSEPH and Brig E.K. HENDERSON grounded in entering that river, and that the former is a perfect wreck, and the HENDERSON fast going to pieces. The crews of the HENDERSON and ST. JOSEPH were driven to the rigging, where they remained all night, and had well nigh perished with the cold. - Chicago Dem.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wed. April 21, 1847

      MARINE DISASTERS :- We regret to learn from the Schooners BONESTEEL and JESSE SMITH, arrived from Grand River, Mich. Yesterday, that the Schooners WHIG, HENDERSON, ST. JOSEPH, and H. PARSONS, and one, name unknown, all went ashore at or near the mouth of the Grand River in the gale last week. The HENDERSON is supposed to be a total wreck. - - Milwaukee Sentinal
      Cleveland Herald
      Wed. April 21, 1847

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.05835 Longitude: -86.25089
William R. McNeil
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H. Parsons (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1847