The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dolphin (Schooner), aground, 17 Sep 1841

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ASHORE.--The new schooner DOLPHIN, Capt. Morgan, owned by our enterprising townsman, Messrs. Morgan & Cross, went ashore at Death's Door, on the 17th .ult., where she now lies high and dry. She fortunately struck upon a narrow beach, and the crew succeeded in getting on shore. If she had struck ten rods either way from where she now lies, she would have gone to pieces, and not a soul would have survived to tell the tale.
The crew remained on shore nine days, on short allowance, when they took to the yawl, and headed for the nearest port forty miles distant. There being a heavy sea, they beat about in the bay for some time, when they discovered the schooner GAZELLE bearing down towards them. When within a short distance, Capt. Morgan made signals for assistance; but she kept on her course, her crew, who stood looking at the boat, not offering any assistance. They were thus left to their destruction, expecting every moment the swamping of their boat, when they were relieved by Capt. Wells of the schooner YANKEE, for his timely assistance in rescuing them from a watery grave.. The Captain of the GAZELLE deserves the execration of all true hearted seamen.---Sentinel
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, October, 15, 1841 p.2 col.3

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.29332 Longitude: -86.95873
William R. McNeil
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Dolphin (Schooner), aground, 17 Sep 1841