The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George Hart (Schooner), aground, 10 Jun 1842

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The schooners GEORGE HART and DETROIT, ran aground at Sodus Point, Lake Ontario, on Friday night last. They were from Lake Erie laden with pork and wheat destined for the Canadian market. The loss is estimated at $3,000. Both vessels being considered wholly lost.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Wed. June 22, 1842 p.3 col.7

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During the blow on Friday night, the schrs. THOMAS HART and DETROIT, the former of Oswego and the latter of Cleveland, went ashore at Sodus, and will probably be lost. The HART was laden with pork from the upper lakes, the most of which will be saved. The DETROIT was freighted with wheat, most of which will be saved in a damaged state. Schr. HANNAH from Lake Erie, was also in company, and came very near being lost; but was preserved by casting an anchor just before entering the surf. She lost most of her spars. It is somewhat singular that both of the Captains supposed themselves making the harbor at
Oswego when they went ashore.----Rochester Daily Adv.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 15, 1842

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We learn from the Lyons Whig, that the schr. DETROIT and ELI HART, ran foul of each other on Friday night, near Sodus Bay. The HART was smashed to pieces, and the DETROIT much shattered. Both vessels were from the Upper Lakes, with full cargoes, which will be partially saved. Loss $10,000. -----Rochester Demo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 18, 1842
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JOHN GRANT Arrived at Port Dearborn July 2, 1834- The schooner JOHN GRANT was built in Carthage in 1831. Hosea Rogers in this interview with a reporter said "In May or June I sailed for Buffalo in the JOHN GRANT. I had a passenger from Carthage, a Mr. Bunnel and his family and their household goods. He went to Detroit.
"In Buffalo I secured a cargo of salt, flour, goods and provision and in company with the schooner TOM HART ladened (sic) with Indian goods. (The THOMAS HART was also built at Carthage), I cleared for Chicago. The two
vessels were in sight of each other all the way up the lake and we reached our destination on July 2."
      Post Express, Detroit
      March 12, 1898

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,500
Freight: pork & wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27173 Longitude: -76.98914
William R. McNeil
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George Hart (Schooner), aground, 10 Jun 1842