The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colonel Benton (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 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. COL BENTON, ashore at Dunkirk, with a cargo of dry goods No in~ury to vessel or cargo.
      A schooner, supposed to be the Dolphin, is ashore just above Coneaut, with a cargo of dry goods.
      There are two other schooners ashore, of which we have no particulars
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, Novenber 8, 1838

BENTON, COLONEL Schooner, ashore at Dunkirk, with a cargo of dry goods. No injury to vessel or cargo.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, November 12, 1838

The schr. COLONEL BENTON, cargo of dry goods, went ashore at Dunkirk and was released without serious damage. (p. 630)
      Schooner of 209 tons, built at Racine, stranded Lake Erie on November 1838. (p.796)
      History of the Great Lakes

The schr. COL. BENTON is ashore at Dunkirk.
      Niles Register
      Vol. 55, p. 208

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: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
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Colonel Benton (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 1838