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Savannah (Schooner), sunk by collision, 23 Sep 1841


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SCHOONER SUNK.---The Schooner SAVANNAH, Capt. Owens, which left this port on the 22nd. inst, was run foul of on the following morning near Conneaut, by the Schooner MARION, and sunk in seven fathoms water. The SAVANNAH was on her way to Chicago, with a cargo of 240 barrels of salt, 150 kegs of powder, and a lot of household goods and farming utensils. The cargo and vessel were owned principally by Mr. O. Lee, of Silver Creek. The former will probably be a total loss, but the vessel may be raised again.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, September 27, 1841 p.2 col.1

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      Shipwreck.-- The schooner SAVANNAH, capsized and sunk in a squall on Friday, opposite Conneaut, She was heavily laden with Merchandise for Chicago. It is feared that the crew perished.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      September 27, 1841

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      The Wrecked Vessel.-- Capt. S. H. Owen, commanded the schooner SAVANNAH, which sank near Conneaut.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      September 29, 1841
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      MEMORANDA. - From Mr. Richards of the MISSOURI. - Sept. 28. Saw schooner SAVANNAH about eight miles below Conneaut and two miles from shore. Her stern above the surface of the water, eight or ten feet, mainmast standing - foremast - bowsprit and other spars afloat alongside. She will probably drift ashore in the vicinity of Elk Creek, if the wind continues blowing from the N.W. as it has done for a day or two.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, September 29, 1841 p2 col.7

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SCHOONER SUNK.---The Schooner SAVANNAH, Capt. Owens, which left this port on the 22nd. inst, was run foul of on the following morning near Conneaut, by the Schooner MARION, and sunk in seven fathoms water. The SAVANNAH was on her way to Chicago, with a cargo of 240 barrels of salt, 150 kegs of powder, and a lot of household goods and farming utensils. The cargo and vessel were owned principally by Mr. O. Lee, of Silver Creek. The former will probably be a total loss, but the vessel may be raised again.
From one who was on board the S. we learn that the night was hazy, and that the MARION struck the other vessel on the starboard bow, causing her to sink in fifteen minutes thereafter. Capt. Owens and his wife were on board, and had barely time to escape from the cabin with their night clothes, before the vessel went down. - - Buff. Com. Adv.
      Erie Gazette
      September 30, 1841
     
     

The Schooner SAVANNAH, which was sunk near Conneaut on the 22nd. ult., has been raised by Capt. Owens, and is now safely moored in the above port. Her upper works are considerably injured, and her cargo, salt and powder, totally so.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 18, 1841 p.2 col.1

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: salt, powder, &c.
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1841
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McN.W.13228
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.94756 Longitude: -80.55424
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Savannah (Schooner), sunk by collision, 23 Sep 1841