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Empire (Brig), aground, 18 Apr 1848


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Brig EMPIRE, of Oswego, beached near Huron, Lake Erie, April 18, 1848. Damages about $500, in ballast with salt.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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Brig EMPIRE, of Oswego, ashore near Sandusky, Lake Erie, April 1848. No Cargo; got off and repaired. Loss $1,000.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Toronto Globe, Sept. 13, 1848

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      Cleveland, April 20 -- Ashore near Sandusky, brig EMPIRE, schooners EUGENIA, ACORN, SARDIS, HANNAH COUNTER, NAVIGATOR, COMET. -----Cleveland
Herald Later. --- The following communication from the Captain of the schooner BURCHARD we received about 1 P.M.: Sandusky, April 20.--Gentlemen- We have been driven ashore at this place, but have sustained no injury. The vessel can be got off by taking out the cargo. Yours, J.P. Cole
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday Evening, April 20, 1848

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      THE GALE -- ITS RESULTS
      The Express of this morning, learns from above, through the kind attention of Mr. Gibbs, of the Western Telegraph Line, that the effects of the gale were as we apprehended, disastrous to the upward bound fleet of vessels. The Sandusky Telegraph operator reports six vessels ashore between that place and Huron, some ten or twelve miles distance. The brig EMPIRE and schooner ACORN are reported among the number. The others, names unknown.
      At 11 o'clock P. M. we received the following from Sandusky:
      Fifteen vessels ashore almost in sight of this city. The following are all the names given -- EUGENIA, HANNAH COUNTER, ACORN, SARDIS BURCHARD, Brig EMPIRE (L. L.) Brig EMPIRE (Lake Erie) four miles above Huron, high and dry, fore sails and jib gone. The schooner NAVIGATOR hard ashore above Marblehaed, rudder gone.
      Buffalo Republic
      Thursday, April 20, 1848

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Freight: salt
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
1848
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9020
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.39505 Longitude: -82.55517
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Empire (Brig), aground, 18 Apr 1848