The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commodore Lawrence (Schooner), capsized, 1 Jul 1833

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On Monday last, about noon, a sudden squall came up accompanied by thunder and lightning, and but little rain. The Schooner COMMODORE LAWRENCE, which had unloaded a part of its cargo at the wharf, and had just cleared the harbor, was struck by the wind and capsized. All articles on deck (among which was a cooking stove) were plunged into the lake. No one was drowned. The crew came up to town in the yawl for assistance. The small steam boat WATER WITCH, which had just arrived from Lower Sandusky, went out to the vessel; but was unable to render any effectual aid. The steam boat UNCLE SAM, however, yesterday morning, succeeded in righting it, and towing it into port. ---- Sandusky Clarion
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      July 13, 1833 p.2 col.6

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
William R. McNeil
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Commodore Lawrence (Schooner), capsized, 1 Jul 1833