Lafayette Packet (Schooner), aground, 7 Aug 1830
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SHIPWRECK.--On Monday evening last a small sloop arrived at this port with the crew of the LAFAYETTE PACKET, which was wrecked on Put-In-Bay Island on the night of Saturday, the 7th. inst. at about 11 o'clock. The following particulars we have obtained from the master.:- She was beating up from Ballast Island, to Put-In-Bay harbor, in a heavy sea, missed stays three times, and was driven against the rocks which were about twenty feet high and difficult and dangerous to ascend. Patterson, one of the hands, being engaged in some employment astern, was thrown into a tree top, and thus gained the cliff; the main halyards were cut and thrown to him on the rock, by means of which those remaining on board (four in number) succeeded in ascending the cliff in safety, and the vessel soon after went to pieces. A small dog belonging on board saved itself by swimming about a half a mile.
The vessel belonged at Ashtabula, Ohio, was between 50 and 60 tons burden; was owned by Benjamin A. Naper, the master on board; had recently been repaired; and was valued at $1,000. Some of the rigging was saved, but was very much injured. -- Sandusky, August 14.
Cleaveland Weekly Herald
Thursday, August 26, 1830 p. 2 col. 5
Sandusky, Aug. 14 -- Monday evening last., a small sloop arrived at this port with the crew of the LAFAYETTE Packet .... Wrecked Put in Bay Island, night of sat. 7th inst. at about 11 o'clock....
Vessel belonged at Ashtabula, was between 50 and 60 tuns burden; was owned by Benjamin A. Napier, the master on board; had recently been repaired; and was valued at $1,000.
Some of the rigging was saved, but very much injured.
August 19, 1830
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