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Acorn (Schooner), aground, 18 Apr 1848

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Schooner ACORN, ashore near Huron, Lake Erie, April 1848. Got off and repaired. Loss $1,000.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Toronto Globe, Sept. 13, 1848

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      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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Cleveland, April 20---Ashore near Sandusky, brig EMPIRE, schooners EUGENIA, ACORN, S. BURCHARD, HANNAH COUNTER, NAVIGATOR, COMET.---Cleveland Herald
Later---Eight vessels were opposite Cunningham's island and on the Peninsula near the entrance of Sandusky Bay, the schooner ACORN and one other supposed to be the ARABELLA.---------part
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday Evening, April 20, 1848

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Four schooners are reported ashore within sight of the pier at Huron; two of these near the harbor, one on Cedar Point, and one towards vermillion. We hear the name of but one, the ACORN. ------ Milan Tribune
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, April 22, 1848

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Schooner ACORN.* Of 110 TONS. Built Charleston, Ohio, 1842, by Jones.
      * Renamed D.L. COUCH [became Canadian 1872]
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.39505 Longitude: -82.55517
William R. McNeil
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Acorn (Schooner), aground, 18 Apr 1848