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Mercator (Schooner), aground, 20 Nov 1823

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The schooner MERCATOR left this port on Thursday last for Detroit with a cargo of corn, oats, flour, and whisky, belonging to S. Walsworth and N. H. Merwin, of this village. She sprung a leak and has gone ashore at the mouth of the Rocky River. We understand she is unloaded, but her cargo much damaged.
      Cleveland Weekly herald
      Thursday, November 30, 1823

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      LOSSES ON THE LAKE. -- The Cleveland Herald of the 27th Nov. states that the schr. MERCATOR, bound for this place, with a cargo of corn, oats, flour and whiskey, belonging to Messrs. Walsworth and Merwin, has sprung a leak and gone ashore at Rocky River. Her cargo is much damaged.
      The ERIE PACKET has gone ashore at Grand River. She had a cargo of merchandise, belonging principally to Mr. Brewster, of Cleveland.
      Detroit Gazette
      December 5, 1823

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Reason: aground
Freight: flour & whisky &c
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.49116 Longitude: -81.8393
William R. McNeil
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Mercator (Schooner), aground, 20 Nov 1823