The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
American Eagle (Schooner), aground, 8 Nov 1820

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During the gale on Saturday night last, three vessels came ashore at this place---the AMERICAN EAGLE, the WILLIAM, and the WASHINGTON. The AMERICAN EAGLE arrived here on Saturday morning, from Buffalo with a very valuable cargo of salt and merchandize &c., which was safely landed, except part of the salt, just as the gale came up. She parted her cable and beached a short distance above the mouth of the river, and received some damage to her hull.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Tuesday, November 14, 1820

      ANOTHER SHIPWRECK. -- The schooner AMERICAN EAGLE, belonging to the estate of Captain William Gaillard, late of this place, and Sill, Thompson & Co., of Black Rock, left this port on Saturday evening last, in ballast, bound for the Islands, Commanded by captain J. Manchester. When she sailed the wind was light and favorable, but it soon changed, blowing a gale from the S.W. We learn by a gentleman who arrived in town this norning from Grand River that the vessel was driven ashore near the mouth of the river yesterday morning, having upset; and all on board, consisting of the Captain and four sailors, have found a watery grave.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Tuesday, November 28, 1820

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise/salt
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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American Eagle (Schooner), aground, 8 Nov 1820