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Lady of the Lake (Schooner), aground, 7 Nov 1838

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During the high wind last evening, the schr. LADY OF THE LAKE, Capt. Sheppard, of Vermillion, Ohio, went ashore just below the mouth of our harbor, and has since gone to pieces. She had a partial cargo of wheat and flour, of which the flour alone was saved. Capt. S., who was also the owner, on finding at Erie that his vessel leaked considerably, transferred 1500 bushels of wheat and 40 bbls of flour to another vessel, which saved so much from the wreck.
      The Lady of the Lake was an old vessel, but we do not learn the estimated value.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, November 8, 1838

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LADY OF THE LAKE Schooner, Capt. Sheppard, from this port, was driven ashore just below the harbor of Buffalo on Wednesday night. The vessel a total wreck, being old and rotten. Cargo 500 bushels of wheat, and 260 barrels of flour. Wheat lost. Forty barrels of flour and 1,500 bushels of wheat were transferred from the LADY OF THE LAKE to another Schooner at Erie, on account of her leaky condition. So says the Bullalo commercial.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, November 12, 1978

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat & flour
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Lady of the Lake (Schooner), aground, 7 Nov 1838