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Emily (Schooner), lost, 18 Nov 1842


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EMILY Schooner, Capt. Chase, capsized off Long Point, Lake Erie, cargo wheat.
      Buffalo Courier
      Nov.?. 1842
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The schooner Emily, bound from Vermillion to St. Catharines, laden with wheat, run into the schooner Acorn; bound from Buffalo to Chicago, with passengers and merchandise - the latter of which sunk in fifteen minutes; only one life was lost, though a great deal of property was consigned to the deep. No blame, we believe, is laid upon either party, the night being
unusually dark.
      St. Catharines Journal
      October 20, 1842
     
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"The schooners just in report seeing some 20 miles up the lake the "fly" of a sunken schooner, supposed to be the EMILY."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 21, 1842

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Schr. EMILY (Brit.) missing, no tidings, (total loss). Loss and damage to vessel $2,500. Lives lost, 8.
      Losses by the November Gale
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 18, 1843

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The schr. EMILY, Chase, is reported to have capsized off Long Pt. and gone down there. She had a full cargo of wheat.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 21, 1842 2-1


The schr. EMILY, Capt. Chase, reported yesterday as having capsized and sunk, we learn is safe in Cleveland harbor.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 22, 1842 2-1


Schr. EMILY (Brit.) missing, no tidings, (total loss). Loss and damage to vessel $2,500. Lives lost, 8.
      Losses by the November Gale
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 18, 1843

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      The Storm on the Lakes - asks the question: could the gale of 18th Nov. have been anticipated? The answer is yes with the use of barometers.
      -Losses on the Western Lakes
      The annexed list is supposed to comprise all the vessels that have suffered material loss the past season on Lake Erie & the Western lakes. The estimated damage, being founded on public report, is not to be relied upon; but the aggregate amount is supposed to be much short of the actual loss. No estimate has been made of furniture of emigrants, or baggage of passengers. The amount of losses covered by insurance heard of is $21,725.
      Loss and Loss and Lives
In the gale of 18th Nov. Damage to vessels damage of cargoes lost

Brig 0. Richmond, ashore in Buffalo Bay $700
Schr. Jefferson, do. do. (total loss) $2,500 $600 9
Schr Walter Joy, do do $1,000 $1,000
Schr Brandywine, do do (total loss) $1,000 $800 8
Schr Lord Seaton, (Brit) do do $1,000
S.B. Chicago, ashore near Catteraugus creek $5,000 $5,000
Schr N Hubbard, near Conneaut, (total loss) $3,000 7
Schr Ben Franklin, ashore near Fairport (total loss) $2,500
Schr Alleghan, ashore near do $500
Schr Ohio, ashore near Point Abino $400
Schr Edwin Jenny, do do $1,200
Brig Frances Mills, do do $1,500 $1,200
Schr Florida, do do (total loss) $2,000 $1,483
Schr Lagure, do do, do $1,500 $2,500 6
Schr M Kingman, do do $400
Schr Mississippi, do do $400 $75
Schr Indiana, do do (total loss) $3,000 $750
Ship Milwaukie, ashore near Kalamazoo, Mich. (total loss) 10,000 7,500 7
Schr Columbus, ashore near G. River, Mich. (total loss) 2,800 2,812
Schr Florida, ashore near St. Josephs, Mich. (total loss) 3,000
Schr Bancroft, do do, (total loss) 2,700
S.B. Wisconsin near Chicago $3,000
Schr S Juneau, dismasted and drifted into Grand River, Mich $500
S B C Trowbridge, ashore near Milwaukie $3,000
Schr Herald, (Br) ashore near G. River, Canada $500
Schr H Colvin, on Lake Erie, deck loading $80
Schr John Grant, on Lake Erie, chain and anchor $100
Schr A Wilcox, on Lake Huron, deck loading $375
Schr J Richards, ashore on Point Au Barques, Lake Huron $1,000
Schr Detroit, missing no tidings, (total loss) $750 6
Schr Carolina, missing on Lake Huron, (total loss) $1,500 6
Schr Emily, (Br) missing no tidings, (total loss) $2,500 8
Schr Merchant and schr J _ , lost 1 man each 2
      $58,850 $24,27552
Sept. 8 - Schr Acorn, run down and sunk on L. Erie $4,400 $3,000
Oct. - Schr. Lodi run down and sunk on Lake Erie $500
Nov. 5 - S B Vermillion burned at Huron, Lake Erie $25,000 $5,7003
Dec. - S B Erie, cut by ice and sunk on Lake St. Clair $3,000 3
      $91,750 $52,97569
[note - these figures don't add up but are as per originals]
      [Cleveland Herald]
      Upper Canada Herald (Kingston)
      January 31, 1843 p.2




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Reason: lost
Lives: 8
Hull damage: 2,500
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1842
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.8979
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Emily (Schooner), lost, 18 Nov 1842