The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Utica (Schooner), aground, 25 Oct 1837

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SHIPWRECK -- The Schooner UTICA, as we learn from yesterday's Advertiser, was driven ashore about ten miles west of Presque Isle, on Lake Huron, on the 25th. ult, and became a total wreck. No lives were lost, but the passengers and crew suffered much, being stranded upon the shore forty-eight hours without shelter and exposed to the inclement weather. The UTICA was owned by Mr. C. M. Gidings of this city, and was insured, partially at least, at Oswego.
      Daily Herald & Gazette, Cleveland
      Tuesday, November 3, 1837

Schooner UTICA, of 103.67 tons. Built Oswego 1834. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 72.4 x 19.10 x 7.10. One deck; two masts; square stern; no figure-head. Owned by Charles M. Giddings. Commanded by Lyman Beckley.
      Cleveland Enrollment No. 21 of 1837. dated June 17, 1837
      Enrollment Cancelled by reason of "Vessel Lost"

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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Utica (Schooner), aground, 25 Oct 1837