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Vessels ashore on the American shore of Lake Erie during the big storm of November 14, 15, & 16th. 1842. Steamer CHICAGO, Captain Edmunds, lost her smoke stack off Erie and went ashore at Sturgeon Point a wreck, all crew and passengers saved.
Cleveland plain Dealer
Wed. Nov. 30, 1842 p.2 col.2 & 3
CHICAGO Padle wheel steamer of 186 tons, built St. Joseph, Mich. 1835. First Home port, Detroit. Abandoned 1846
Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
the Lytle - Holdcamper List 1790 to 1868
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The stm. CHICAGO, bound up, is ashore 3 miles below Silver Creek. She was discovered about 9:00 A.M., the 19th., off Silver Creek, in distress. The citizens rallied and followed down the coast with ropes to render assistance. She beached at 11:00, and the crew and passengers to the number of about 60, were all saved, her deck freight had been thrown overboard the night previous, both pipes carried away, and she became unmanageable. The gale struck her between Conneaut and Ashtabula. She may be got off and her cargo saved.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
November 21, 1842
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- Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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New York, United States
Latitude: 42.69089 Longitude: -79.04754
- William R. McNeil
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