The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Eliza Logan (Schooner), sunk, 19 Oct 1871

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Schooner ELIZA LOGAN, cargo wheat, sunk off Erie; vessel and two lives lost.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      SCHOONER LOGAN SUNK - TWO LIVES LOST. - The schooner ELIZA LOGAN of this port, bound from Toledo to Buffalo with wheat, sunk about twelve miles off Erie on Thursday night last. Capt. Lawson and one sailor were drowned. The remainder of the crew, six in number, were taken from the cross-trees, which were above water, by the schooner EMUE about six o'clock Saturday morning. They were taken by the EMUE to Port Colborne. The LOGAN was owned by Captain Lawson and Frederick Thompson, of Buffalo. She was built at Buffalo in the year 1855, and measured 369 tons.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 23, 1871

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 2
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Eliza Logan (Schooner), sunk, 19 Oct 1871