The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
America (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1827

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THE LATE STORM.--In our last week's notice of this protracted and violent storm we said, what we then had reason to believe, that it was attended with no serious disasters to vessels upon the lake. No sooner had our paper been put to press, than rumours arrived, of the occurrence of melancholy disasters. Though all of these have not yet been ascertained, the following, we think can be relied on. The new and valuable schooner AMERICA, partly owned by Mr. May of this village, has been stove on the clay bank, near Otter Creek, her cargo all lost. The schooner FARMER was grounded about ten miles below the Creek, and filled with water. The Steam-boat SUPERIOR, got aground on the Middle ground, in Sandusky Bay, her hull not much damaged, but cannot be got off without great difficulty. The Schooner ANN is said to be lost off Long Point, and that her passengers and crew, with the exception of one boy, to the number of sixteen, all perished.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Friday, November 9, 1827 p.3 col.1
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Geo. W. Whitehead, has communicated to us the distressing intelligence, that the schr. ANN, from this place, went ashore at Long Point in the late gale, and that 7 out of 13 persons, which composed the passengers and crew were lost. Among those lost were a Mr. Pelton and his wife; a Mr. Pettis, and his wife; and an aged lady, who had been on a visit to the east, and was returning to Ohio. When the ANN struck, the dead lights were knocked in, and the water rushed into the cabin, which was immediately filed. The old lady was drowned in the cabin.
      The other persons mentioned, reached the deck, and were swept overboard. The FARMER went on shore at the same time. She will be saved and part of her cargo. The ANN was laden with salt: the FARMER had a considerable quantity of the same article on board.
It is also reported that the schr. AMERICA belonging to Cleveland, is ashore near Long Point. Her cargo consisted of salt.
The FARMER was owned at Salem, Ohio, and the ANN by H. H. Wilcoxen of Sandusky
      Buffalo Emporium
      November 8, 1827

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Reason: aground
Freight: salt
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.65009 Longitude: -80.8164
William R. McNeil
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America (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1827