The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emily (Schooner), capsized, 15 Dec 1830

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WRECK ON LAKE St. CLAIR.--The Detroit papers give accounts of the loss of the schooner EMILY on Lake St. Clair, with the loss of seven persons, including the Captain. She had sailed from Detroit on Saturday the 13th. ult. and having struck several times on the shoals, became leaky and capsized. Five persons from the vessel reached the shore in the boat, and owing to the weather, were compelled to be spectators of the fate of those left, who clung for a night and day to the wreck, but when morning again came, had perished.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Thursday, January 13, 1831

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      DISTRESSING WRECK. - We learn, from the Detroit Courier that on the 15th. ultimo, the Schooner EMILY was wrecked on Lake St. Clair, when seven persons, including the master, perished. The EMILY sailed from Detroit on the Saturday evening previous, for St. Clair River. Near Point Huron she struck repeatedly upon the shoals, became very leaky, and when about half full of water, capsized. Five persons reached an island in the boat, but being unable to return, on account of the wind, were forced to remain idle spectators of the fate of those left behind.
      Buffalo Journal & General Advertiser
      January 5, 1831

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 7
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Emily (Schooner), capsized, 15 Dec 1830