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Hannah (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1844

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Oct. 18 - Great Gale - Schooner HANNAH, ----, master, bound from Oswego to Detroit, with a full cargo of iron and merchandise, ashore 20 miles east of Malden, C. W.; a total wreck; $10,000; crew saved; vessel 90 tons(?); 8 years old.
      lake Disasters in 1844
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 8, 1845

Effects of the Gale. - The steamer LADY OF THE LAKE, reported ashore at Ogdensburgh, is off and came into this port on Friday last, having sustained but little damage. The JOHN MARSHALL, which went ashore near Stoney Point, has gone to pieces, and is a total loss. The schr. PACIFIC, of this port, was wrecked at Huron, Lake Erie, and is lost, with 250 barrels of salt. She was insured for $700 at the North Western office. The schooner HANNAH, of this port, with a cargo of merchandize, bound up, was also wrecked in the Detroit River, below Malden, on the Canadian shore - insured at the North Western office. About 30 tons of her cargo have been taken to Detroit, and a portion of her rigging saved. We have heard of no other serious loss to Oswego shipping. The propellers have escaped without the least accident or loss. The gale appears not to have been so severe on Lake Michigan.
      Oswego County Whig
      Wednesday, October 30, 1844

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: included
Freight: merchandise/iron
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.08339 Longitude: -83.04985
William R. McNeil
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Hannah (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1844