Schooner JOHN WEEDEN, put into Cleveland, having parted from both her anchor and split her mainsail in gale, at Point Pelee, Lake Erie. Property loss $250.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)
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The schooner JOHN WEEDEN, Capt. James Hand, bound from Oswego to Chicago with a cargo of railroad iron, left the Welland Canal on Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock, and reached Point au Pelee Thursday morning at 7 o'clock, where she let run both anchors. After holding on until last (Friday) night, both chains parted at about fifty fathoms. In
endeavoring to get a reefed mainsail on her, something parted, and the wind getting advantage, split her mainsail from gaff to boom. They then made foresail on her, and arrived here all right with the above exceptions, this morning, about 4 o'clock. Her anchors were both buoyed. - Cleveland Herald.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Monday, October 11, 1858
Schooner JOHN WEEDEN, U. S. No. 12792. Of 214.43 tons gross. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
Schooner JOHN WEEDEN. U. S. No. 12792. Of 214.43 tons. Built Huron, Ohio, 1857 at the shipyard of John F. Squires . -- Lost Lake Ontario, 1869.
Herman Runge Notes