The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Highland Chief (Schooner), sunk, 1834

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The schooner HIGHLAND CHIEF, with eight persons on board was lost during a storm on Lake Erie some 6 or 7 years ago, and has never since been heard of, until a few days ago, when her wreck was discovered near Sturgeon Point.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 22, 1841

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      The wreck of the Schooner HIGHLAND CHIEF, which was lost with all on board during a storm on the lake some six or seven years ago, has been discovered a short distance this side of Sturgeon Point. She was a staunch new craft, built by Banta in Canada, and on her way down with a full cargo of produce when lost. This is the first intelligence that has been received of the vessel, or the fate of those on board, some eight individuals.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, June 5, 1841 2 - 1

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 8
Freight: produce
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.69089 Longitude: -79.04754
William R. McNeil
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Highland Chief (Schooner), sunk, 1834