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Ralph Granger (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. The schooner RALPH GRANGER, was also beached about three miles below Fairport, and another schooner said to be ashore only a mile below the GRANGER. So far as heard, no lives lost.
      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.
      Schooner RALPH GRANGER, Capt. Green, 90 tons, ashore 2 miles below Grand River. She is owned by Phelps & Co. of Fairport, and will be got of without injury to vessel or cargo.
      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 RALPH GRANGER, Capt. Green, 90 Tons, ashore two miles below Grand River. She is owned by Phelps & Co., of Fairport, and will be got off without injury to vessel or cargo.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, November 12, 1838


The Ashtabula Sentinel says the RALPH GRANGER will probably be saved.
      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
Remarks: Got off ?
Date of Original:
1838
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10043
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
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William R. McNeil
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Ralph Granger (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 1838