Western Trader (Schooner), sunk, 8 Aug 1837
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ACCIDENT. -- The schooner WESTERN TRADER, Capt. McHarry, in ballast was capsized some 14 miles from this port by a sudden squall of wind about 8 o'clock last evening. No lives lost - a passing steamboat taking all hands off. We learn the vessel has sunk; with a portion of the masts still visible.
The WESTERN TRADER id the "phanton ship" of last winter. The perilous adventures of Capt. McHarry and his hardy crew, during five months imprisonment by wind and ice on the lake, will be recollected by most of our readers.
Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
Wednesday, August 9, 1837
An unlucky vessel- the schooner Western Trader was capsized by a sudden squall on the evening of the 8th, about 14 miles from Cleveland. The Herald says no lives were lost -- a passing steamboat taking all hands off. We learn the vessel has sunk, a portion of the masts is still visible. The Western Trader is the "phantom ship' of last winter. The perilous adventures of Captain McHarry and his hardy crew, during a five months imprisonment by winds and ice on the lake, will be recollected by most of our readers.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
August 14, 1837
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WESTERN TRADER Schooner, capsized by a squall 8th. Aug. 14 miles from Cleveland, the crew were taken off the wreck by a passing steamboat. The schooner later sunk and a portion of her masts are above water -- Buffalo Comm. Adv.
Detroit Free Press
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Ohio, United States
- William R. McNeil
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