The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Superior (Steamboat), 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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      The steamboat SUPERIOR is aground in Sandusky Bay. It is supposed that she will be got off without much damage.
      Buffalo Emporium
      November 8, 1827

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      The Sandusky paper of Nov. 3, says that all attempts to get the SUPERIOR off have thus far proved unsuccessful.
      Buffalo Emporium
      November 12, 1827

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      The Stmr. SUPERIOR arrived in our harbor, on Tuesday evening.
      The Buffalo Emporium
      November 15, 1827

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.47894 Longitude: -82.8413
William R. McNeil
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Superior (Steamboat), aground, 1 Oct 1827