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Eagle (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 1838

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Capt. Appleby of the Steamboat CONSTITUTION arrived this morning and reports the Schooner EAGLE ashore at Elk Creek, and a total wreck.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Wednesday, November 7, 1838

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The schooner EAGLE went ashore about four miles below Erie, and is an entire wreck. She had discharged her cargo at Portland; crew escaped.
      Erie Gazette
      November 8, 1838

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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 EGLE, Capt. Davison, ashore 5 miles below Erie, is a total loss, having gone to pieces. No cargo. Vessel owned by the Captain
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, Novenber 8, 1838

Capt. Allen of the steamboat BUFFALO, which arrived in safety this morning, sends us the following
      Steamboat BUFFALO, Wednesday morning
      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

EAGLE Schooner, Capt. Davison, ashore 5 miles below Erie, is a total loss, having gone to pieces. No cargo. Vessel owned by the Captain.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, November 12, 1838

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      A CARD
      The undersigned, Master of the schooner EAGLE, which was wrecked in the recent gale four miles below Erie, would do injustice to his own feelings were he not to tender his thanks to those who have generously assisted him in the least to save his property from the destroying flood, and in particular Maj. Clark of the American Hotel, whose sumptuous fare he has shared without money and without price; but cursed be the arab, the land pirate, who did steal and carry away those Blocks and Rigging, after they had been placed high and dry on the bank of the lake, by him and his hardy crew.
      Wm. C. Davison, Erie, Nov. 14, 1838
      Erie Observer
      November 15, 1838

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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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
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Eagle (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 1838