The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Widow's Son (Schooner), aground, 6 Sep 1823

Full Text

SEVERE GALE. -- On the 7th inst. a strong wind commenced from the northeast which occasioned several disasters on the lakes. By the Cleveland Herald we learn that the schooner ERIE was thrown upon her beam ends off Vermillion river, that she righted after some of her spars were cut away, and that she was afterwrds driven on shore six miles above the mouth of that river. By the Herald we also learn that the schr. WIDOW'S SON was driven on shore at Grand river.
      The schr. DREAD left Buffalo for this place a few hours before the gale commenced with upwards of 30 emigrants, principally from Ontario County, N, Y. and from the rumors which went abroad on the arrival of the Steam-Boat last Tuesday, we were under the painful apprehension that she had been lost---On Wednesday, however, information arrived that she was driven on shore at Long Point. We have not heard that any lives have been lost in the above disasters.
      Detroit Gazette
      September 9, 1822

      . . . . .

      We have seldom known a more severe rain storm than was experienced here on Sunday last. The wind was North-east, and blew violently through the afternoon and during the night. We learn that the schooner WIDOW'S SON was driven ashore at Grand river. The effects of the storm must have been extensive on the Lake, and we shall undoubtedly here of many losses.
      Cleaveland Weekly herald
      Thursday, September 11, 1823

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.76032 Longitude: -81.28066
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Widow's Son (Schooner), aground, 6 Sep 1823