The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
(Schooner), found adrift, 1 Oct 1841

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WRECK. - Capt. Francisco, of the schooner CLINTON, reports boarding the wreck of a vessel adrift on the 1st. inst, 20 miles south of Port Stanley, with both masts gone, and the bowsprit badly sprung. Her spars and sails hung over the side, and both davits were carried away, which creates an impression that the boat must have been also stove or lost, leaving no refuge for the crew. Capt. Francisco, took from on board an anchor weighing 700 lbs. American made, with a wooden stock, and a portion of the chain cable. The wreck had four stern blinds, painted red, but the hull was too far under water to ascertain her name
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, November 13, 1841 3 - 7

NOTE:-- The schooner ONTARIO, which was wrecked off Conneaut in October of 1840, had a red painted stern, but to drift around for a year is very unlikely.

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Reason: found adrift
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Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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(Schooner), found adrift, 1 Oct 1841