The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit (Schooner), aground, 10 Jun 1842

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During the blow on Friday night, the schrs. THONAS HART and DETROIT, the former of Oswego and the latter of Cleveland, went ashore at Sodus, and will probably be lost. The HART was laden with pork from the Upper lakes, the most of which will be saved. The DETROIT was freighted with wheat, most of which will be saved in a damaged state. The schr. HANNAH from lake Erie, was also in company, and came very near being lost; but was preserved by casting an anchor just before entering the surf. She lost most of her spars. It is somewhat singular that both of the Captains supposed themselves making the harbor at oswego when they went ashore.---Rochester Daily Adv.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 15, 1842

The schooners GEORGE HART and DETROIT, ran aground at Sodus Point, Lake Ontario, on Friday night last. They were from Lake Erie laden with pork and wheat destined for the Canadian market. The loss is estimated at $3,000. Both vessels being considered wholly lost.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Wed. June 22, 1842 p.3 col.7

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We learn from the Lyons Whig, that the schr. DETROIT and ELI HART, ran foul of each other on Friday night, near Sodus Bay. The HART was smashed to pieces, and the DETROIT much shattered. Both vessels were from the Upper Lakes, with full cargoes, which will be partially saved. Loss $10,000. -----Roch. Demo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 18, 1842
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27173 Longitude: -76.98914
William R. McNeil
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Detroit (Schooner), aground, 10 Jun 1842