The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Governor Porter (Schooner), sunk, 12 May 1848

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Schooner GOVERNOR PORTER, on the night of the 12th. inst. in trying to make Conneaut Harbor, struck against the pier and sunk. Cargo of pork, butter and lard.
      Casualty list for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      VESSEL SUNK. - The schooner PORTER, of some 40 or 50 tons burthen, in attempting to enter Conneaut harbor, during the gale on Saturday last, ran on to the ruins of the west pier, stove a hole in her bottom, and shortly after sunk between the piers, in 8 or 10 feet water. Her cargo consisted of pork, ashes, butter, lard, &c., most of which will be saved in a damaged state.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, May 20, 1848

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Reason: sunk
Freight: pork, butter, &c.
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.94756 Longitude: -80.55424
William R. McNeil
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Governor Porter (Schooner), sunk, 12 May 1848