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Hiram Pearson (Schooner), aground, 6 Oct 1849


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Schooner H. PEARSONS, ashore in Lake Michigan, Oct. 16, 1849. Reported a total loss.
      Casualty List for 1849
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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THE SCHOONER "HIRAM PEARSON" - Fears have been entertained for the safety of this schooner. She has now been given up as lost, she was last seen by the captain of the schooner N. C. WALTON, between New Buffalo and the Calumet. She had then but her fore top-gallant and mainsail up, the latter much torn. Supposing that she had gone ashore at the head of the lake, a person was dispatched from Chicago, to try and discover some traces of the wreck. She was owned by Messrs. Norton & Co., and freighted by Messrs. Green & Holden, lumber dealers of Chicago.
      P. S. - Since the above was put in type, we learn from the Chicago Tribune, that the crew of the schooner HIRAN PEARSON arrived at that city on the evening of Thursday last. The PEARSON went ashore about 12 o'clock on the Saturday night previous, between the two Calumets, and immediately went to pieces. As soon as she began to part, the crew threw themselves overboard, and all of them succeeded in making the shore. There they remained through the night in a benumbed condition, in the morning they proceeded in search of habitation, but the search proved fruitless, and they remained upon the beach until Wednesday when they were discovered by Mr. Reed, who had been sent out by the owners in search of the vessel, and by whom they were taken to Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 15, 1849

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      MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES
      DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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Schr. HIRAM PEARSONS, wrecked near Calumet, Lake Michigan. Total loss
      of vessel........................................$4,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)

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Schooner H. PIERSONS. 96.56 tons Enrolled in the District of Detroit, 1849
      Tonnage of the Lakes, 1849
      Friday, March 30, 1849



Schooner COMMERCE, in lumber trade at Chicago before 1837, renamed HIRAM PIERSON.
      Herman Runge Notes


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9289
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.73309 Longitude: -87.5256
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Hiram Pearson (Schooner), aground, 6 Oct 1849