The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Beaver (Schooner), aground, 15 May 1771


Description
Full Text

REMINISCENCE.---The following account of a shipwreck on Lake Erie, as early at 1771, may interest many of our readers who are curious to observe the march of improvements of this commercial enterprize can best be understood by comparison. It is extracted from " The Pennsylvania Chronicle," printed at Philadelphia, "July 22, 1771." ---- Buffalo Journal.

      New York, July 15
"A letter from Detroit of the 25th. of May, says, 'By Indians who are now arrived express from William Tucker, an Indian trader, we have the disagreeable news that the schooner BEAVER, which sailed from hence the 15th. instant for Niagara, is cast away upon the rocks about 10 leagues below Sandusky, and that Captain Jacobson, his crew, and ten passengers, in all 15, have perished. The barge was found ashore all smashed to pieces, and a small trunk with our letters drove upon the beach, many of them lost, and several others damaged and illegible: There was on board about 3,000L. in peltry, and a large quantity of flour for Niagara.'"
      Cleaveland Weekly Herald
      Friday, December 22, 1826; 2; 6.


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: 15
Freight: pelts & flour
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1771
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.11992
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
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.










Beaver (Schooner), aground, 15 May 1771