The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Manchester (Brig), aground, 1 Apr 1859

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SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE.---A correspondent of the herald writes from madison, Lake County, that the Brig MANCHESTER, from St. Clair River for Kingston, with a load of oak timber, went on shore at Madison Dock on Saturday last, rendering her a perfect wreck. She was broken in two and her masts swept away. The mate and cook, names unknown, were either drowned or chilled to death; the body of the cook being found on Friday. The rest of the men were nearly cilled to death.
      Cleveland Morning leader
      April 27, 1859

DISASTER. -- The Detroit Tribune of Monday says: " Capt. McNiff, of the screw steamer PORTSMOUTH, arrived from Dunkirk, reports the brig MANCHESTER was wrecked last Friday below Cleveland.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 27, 1859

The Cleveland Herald of Tuesday says: "The brig MANCHESTER, from St. Clair River for Kingston, with a load of oak timber, went on shore at Madison Dock, on Saturday last. The brig is a total wreck. Both masts are gone and all but about ten feet of her deck, and she is broke in two in the middle. The mate John Brush, and Eilis, cook were drowned or chilled to death. The body of the cook was found yesterday.
      The brig sprung a leak when off Long Point, about one o'clock Saturday morning. When she went ashore she had four feet of water in her hold.
      The men were nearly chilled to death when taken ashore -- the captain was crazy until Sunday morning. They are all doing as well as can be expected."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 28, 1859

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Reason: aground
Lives: 2
Freight: oak timber
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Manchester (Brig), aground, 1 Apr 1859