The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Huntington (Schooner), aground, 17 Oct 1825

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SEVERE GALE. -- We had a very severe gale of wind Monday night last, accompanied with snow, which we fear, has been very destructive to property on the lake. It is said that the steam brig SUPERIOR is ashore at Sandusky, and the steamboat PIONEER, at Grand River. What damage has been sustained by these vessels we have not learned. The schooner GENERAL HUNTINGTON, Capt. Foster, is ashore at the mouth of Walnut Creek, 10 miles above this place. She was partly freighted with ashes, the principal part of which will be lost. It is also said that there is a schooner ashore near Ashtabula -- name not known.
      Erie Gazette
      October 20, 1825

The schooners MINERVA and GENERAL HUNTINGTON, which, in addition to those mentioned in our last, were lying at anchor at this place, when the late storm commenced, put to sea, and nothing was heard from the latter until Monday morning, and serious apprehensions were entertained that she had capsized and gone to the bottom. The Erie paper of Saturday states, that she was driven on the beach, about ten miles above that place. She was partly freighted with ashes, the principal lart of which, it is said, will be lost. The MINERVA gallantly rode out the gale, and has since sailed for Detroit.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Friday, October 28, 1825

NOTE:--the GENERAL HUNTINGTON'S name does not appear again, and unless she was renamed, of which I have no record, it is assumed she was a total loss in the above casualty.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ashes
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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General Huntington (Schooner), aground, 17 Oct 1825