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Toledo (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 1838


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The gale last night was one of the severest of the season. It came on suddenly in the evening, blowing fiercely from the north-north-east, accompanied by rain and sleet. We learne by Capt. Hazard of the Steamboat MILWAUKEE, just arrived from Fairport, that the steamboat NEW ENGLAND, bound down, was driven ashore about 6 miles below Fairport, but how much damaged, not learned. The surf was beating quite over her, when seen by the MILWAUKEE. The NEW ENGLAND and MILWAUKEE left Fairport together, and the MILWAUKEE succeeded in returning to that port after the gale commenced.
Capt. H. reports the schooner TOLEDO, ashore about one mile below Fairport, badly injured, freighted with merchandise, and bound up.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Tuesday, November 6, 1838


      Disasters of the Gale -The heavy gale which blew during nearly the whole of Monday night, caused an unprecedented amount of damage to our lake craft. A large number of heavily laden vessels were out, no less than thirteen of which were beached, between Grand River and Erie, as far as we have information. We give below such particulars as we can learn respecting the wrecks.
      Schr. TOLEDO, Capt. Scoville, 130 tons burthen, is ashore 1 mile below Grand River: the vessel has broken in two, and will be a total loss. Her cargo consisted of dry goods. worth from $100,000 to $150,000, of which the greater portion will be saved, although more or less damaged. The Toledo cost some $14,000, and was owned by Russel & Hawes.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, Movember 8, 1838



Capt. Allen of the steamboat BUFFALO, which arrived in safety this morning, sends us the following
      Steamboat BUFFALO, Wednesday morning
      LIST OF VESSELS ASHORE
      between Grand River and Erie.
Schooner TOLEDO, ashore half a mile below Grand River. Cargo - dry goods - Vessel bilged.
Schooner RALPH GRANGER, ashore one mile below.
Steamboat NEW ENGLAND, about six miles below Grand River 9on her return from Chicago, with 1,500 bbls. flour from Cleveland.)
Brig VIRGINIA, about one mile above Madison Dock
Two schooner, one supposed to be the DOLPHIN.
One schooner above Conneaut, Two schooners at Conneaut.
Three schooner between there and Erie - one is at Sandusky.
      Schooner EAGLE - below Erie - gone to pieces.
      No lives lost, to our knowledge.
      Daily Buffalonian
      November 8, 1838
     
     
Schooner TOLEDO Capt. Scoville, 130 Tons burthen, is ashore 1 mile below Grand River (Fairport); the vessel has broken in two, and will be a total loss. Her cargo consisted of dry goods, worth from $100,000 to $150,000 of which the greater part will be saved, although more or less damaged. The TOLEDO cost some $15,000, and was owned by Russel & Hawes
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, Novmber 12, 1838


      The steamboat NEW ENGLAND, Captain Burnet, which was beached in the heavy gale of the 5th instant, arrived in port this forenoon, having been got off on Tuesday morning from her perilous situation. She has received some slight damage to her wood work on deck, and the guard decks have been partially torn up, but is otherwise perfectly sound -- not a berth having started. She has been dismantled, preparatory to laying up.
      The brig VIRGINIA is also off, and now lies in Erie harbor. Her cargo is more or less damaged. The schr. TOLEDO has driven over the bar on which she lay. and is now in a worse situation than before. She will be, as before stated, a total loss. Exertions are making to save the cargo, which is, however, much injured. The schr. BENJ. BARTON has broken in two, which is all we learn respecting her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, November 16, 1838


The TOLEDO was driven over the "Bar" on which she lay' and will be a total loss.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, November 19, 1838


      LOST ON LAKE ERIE
Schooner TOLEDO, ashore half a mile below Grand River - broken up.
Schooner RALPH GRANGER, ashore one mile below Grand River.
Schooner CLEVELAND, between Ashtabula and Conneaut.
Schooner DOLPHIN (supposed) Between Ashtabula and Conneaut.
Schooners LODI and BENJ. BARTON at Conneaut, Total loss.
Schooner SANDUSKY, ashore a little above Erie.
Schooner EAGLE, ashore a little below Erie.
Schooner ILLINOISE, missing on Lake Erie.
Schooner COLONEL BENTON, ashore at Dunkirk. ----- Buffalo Star.
      British Colonist
      Thursday, November 22, 1838
     


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Reason: aground
Freight: dry goods
Remarks: Total Loss
Date of Original:
1838
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McN.W.10042
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
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William R. McNeil
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Toledo (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 1838