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N. Hubbard (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1842

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Schooner N. HUBBARD, Capt. Hatch, wrecked off Conneaut, seven lost. Schooner BRANDYWINE lies 18 miles from Cleveland on the rocks, a total loss, cargo 120 barrels of flour saved; five lives lost. MILWAUKEE wrecked at the mouth of the Kalaamazoo River, nine lives lost.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Nov. 30, 1842 p.2 col.4

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      The N. HUBBARD, Hatch, wrecked off Conneaut, was yesterday visited by Capt. Harris, of the ISAAC SMITH, and no one found on board, the small boat gone; the vessel lay with her head down and her stern out. As nothing has been heard from any of the crew, the probability is that all perished.
The only names of the crew we have learned are Harlow Vosburgh, ---- Conklin. The former master of the vessel, Wilbur, left her a few week ago, and she has since been in charge of the mate, who is reported to be in Cleveland, he not being on board at the time of the gale.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 23, 1842

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The Storm on the Lakes - asks the question: could the gale of 18th Nov. have been anticipated? The answer is yes with the use of barometers.
      Losses on the Western Lakes
      The annexed list is supposed to comprise all the vessels that have suffered material loss the past season on Lake Erie & the Western lakes. The estimated damage, being founded on public report, is not to be relied upon; but the aggregate amount is supposed to be much short of the actual loss. No estimate has been made of furniture of emigrants, or baggage of passengers. The amount of losses covered by insurance heard of is $21,725.
      Loss and Loss and Lives
In the gale of 18th Nov. Damage to vessels damage of cargoes lost

Brig 0. Richmond, ashore in Buffalo Bay $700
Schr. Jefferson, do. do. (total loss) $2,500 $600 9
Schr Walter Joy, do. do $2,000 $1,000
Schr Brandywine, do do (total loss) $1,000 $800 8
Schr Lord Seaton, (Brit) do do $1,000
S.B. Chicago, ashore near Catteraugus creek $5,000 $5,000
Schr N Hubbard, near Conneaut, (total loss) $3,000 7
Schr Ben Franklin, ashore near Fairport (total loss) $2,500
Schr Alleghan, ashore near do $500
Schr Ohio, ashore near Point Abino $400
Schr Edwin Jenny, do do $1,200
Brig Frances Mills, do do $1,500 $1,200
Schr Florida, do do (total loss) $2,000 $1,483
Schr Lagure, do do, do $1,500 $2,500 6
Schr M Kingman, do do $400
Schr Mississippi, do do $400 $75
Schr Indiana, do do (total loss) $3,000 $750
Ship Milwaukie, ashore near Kalamazoo, Mich. (total loss) $10,000 $7,500 7
Schr Columbus, ashore near G. River, Mich. (total loss) $2,800 $2,812
Schr Florida, ashore near St. Josephs, Mich. (total loss) $3,000
Schr Bancroft, do do, (total loss) $2,700
S.B. Wisconsin near Chicago $3,000
Schr S Juneau, dismasted and drifted into Grand River, Mich $500
S B C Trowbridge, ashore near Milwaukie $3,000
Schr Herald, (Br) ashore near G. River, Canada $500
Schr H Colvin, on Lake Erie, deck loading $80
Schr John Grant, on Lake Erie, chain and anchor $100
Schr A Wilcox, on Lake Huron, deck loading $375
Schr J Richards, ashore on Point Au Barques, Lake Huron $1,000
Schr Detroit, missing no tidings, (total loss) $750 6
Schr Carolina, missing on Lake Huron, (total loss) $1,500 6
Schr Emily, (Br) missing no tidings, (total loss) $2,500 8
Schr Merchant and schr J _ , lost 1 man each 2
      $58,850 $24,275.52
Sept. 8 - Schr Acorn, run down and sunk on L. Erie $4,400 $3,000
Oct. - Schr. Lodi run down and sunk on Lake Erie $500
Nov. 5 - S B Vermillion burned at Huron, Lake Erie $25,000 $5,7003
Dec. - S B Erie, cut by ice and sunk on Lake St. Clair $3,000 3
      $91,750 $52,97569
[note - these figures don't add up but are as per originals]
      [Cleveland Herald]
      Upper Canada Herald (Kingston)
      January 31, 1843 p.2

Schooner NEHEMIAH HUBBARD, of Ashtabula, Ohio. Built Ashtabula, Ohio 1832 by Amasa Savage. Of 92.60 tons. One deck; two masts; no galleries; has figurehead. 72.0 x 20.0 x 7.3 Owned by Wm. A. Fields, and Henry J. Rees both of Ashtabula, and Walter Joy & George B. Webster, both of Buffalo. James O. Blair, Master [1832]
      Cleveland Enrollment No. 18 of 1833
      Dated Cleveland June 17, 1832

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Reason: aground
Lives: 7
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.94756 Longitude: -80.55424
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N. Hubbard (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1842