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Dread (Schooner), aground, 7 Sep 1823

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Sandusky, Sept. 17
After a part of our papers were printed, the canadian sloop LOUISA, arrived at the mouth of the Bay, from Otter Creek, U. C. by which we learn, that the schooner DREAD ran ashore and was dashed to pieces on Long Point, U. C., at 3 o'clock, A. M. September 7th.--All on board saved
      Cleaveland Weekly Herald
      Thursday, October 2, 1823

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      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

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Dread (Schooner), aground, 7 Sep 1823