A gentleman who came up last night in the Cleveland, informs us the Schooner HENRY was completely dismasted off Fairport on Thursday night. She was laden with wheat from some Upper Lake ports. The HENRY is an old vessel and a lower laker. She was anchored about six miles from the shore.
Cleveland Daily Herald
Saturday, November 9, 1839 p.3 col.2
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During the last ten days, several vessels on the lake have suffered in consequence of the inclement weather. The following are reported. Sch. HENRY, of Oswego, Capt. Barrow, loaded with 3337 bushels wheat, from Sandusky, bound to Oswego, was dismasted off Fairport, on Friday last, and sunk. The crew came ashore in the yawl after suffering aboard from 5 in the evening till 3 in the morning.
On Friday the 7th., schooner LORD BYRON, of Cleveland, Capt. Chase, loaded with coal, and bound to Toronto, sprung a leak and sunk, off Madison Dock. Hands all saved.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Friday, November 15, 1839
Wreck - The schooner HENRY, Capt. Barrow, of Oswego, owned by Bronson & Crocker, was dismasted and sunk in a gale, near Fairport, on Lake Erie, on Friday night, 8th inst. She had on board 3,339 bushels of wheat, belonging to the owners of the vessel. Crew and papers all saved. [Rochester Democrat]
Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
November 20, 1839
(Contributed by Rick Neilson)
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LAKE DISASTERS. -- The weather through last week was very boisterous and unpleasant for the season, and the lake navigation was much interupted, and for several days almost entirely suspended. -- We have heard of several disasters to shipping in the vicinity. The schooner HENRY of Oswego, Capt. Barrow, loaded with 3,337 bushels of wheat from Sandusky, bound to Oswego, was dismasted off Fairport, 8 miles northwest on Friday last and sunk. The crew came on shore in the yawl after suffering aboard from 5 in the evening till 3 in the morning.
On Friday the 7th, schooner LORD BYRON, of Cleveland, Capt. Chase, loaded with coal, bound to Toronto, sprang a leak and sunk off Madison Dock. Hands all saved.
Thursday, November 21, 1839