The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Reindeer (Schooner), capsized, 23 Jun 1838

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REINDEER Schooner, was capsized by a squall of wind on Saturday afternoon, between Sandusky and Huron. It is supposed she was towed in by the steamboat SANDUSKY, and that no lives were lost.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, June 25, 1838


We learn by the Detroit Press, that the officers and crew of the REINDEER, six in number, were saved by the steamboat SANDUSKY. They were discovered sitting on the upturned keel of the capsized schooner. The accident occurred off Huron.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Thursday, June 28, 1838
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      Capsized The steamboat SANDUSKY, on her last trip up to this port. encountered six men sitting on the upturned keel of a vessel They were taken on board the SANDUSKY, and proved to be the officers's of the schooner REINDEER, Capt Ludlow, capsized in a gale of wind off Huron No lives were lost, and the mariners rescued from their perilous situation, received every attention which the humanity of their vaviours could bestow We have not learned where the REINDEER was bound or how freighted -- Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, June 28, 1838

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered ?
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.39505 Longitude: -82.55517
William R. McNeil
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Reindeer (Schooner), capsized, 23 Jun 1838