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Eugenia (Schooner), aground, 18 Apr 1848

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      The Express of this morning, learns from above, through the kind attention of Mr. Gibbs, of the Western Telegraph Line, that the effects of the gale were as we apprehended, disastrous to the upward bound fleet of vessels. The Sandusky Telegraph operator reports six vessels ashore between that place and Huron, some ten or twelve miles distance. The brig EMPIRE and schooner ACORN are reported among the number. The others, names unknown.
      At 11 o'clock P. M. we received the following from Sandusky:
      Fifteen vessels ashore almost in sight of this city. The following are all the names given -- EUGENIA, HANNAH COUNTER, ACORN, SARDIS BURCHARD, Brig EMPIRE (L. L.) Brig EMPIRE (Lake Erie) four miles above Huron, high and dry, fore sails and jib gone. The schooner NAVIGATOR hard ashore above Marblehaed, rudder gone.
      Buffalo Republic
      Thursday, April 20, 1848

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Cleveland, April 20--Ashore near Sandusky, brig EMPIRE, schooners EUGENIA, ACORN, SARDIS, HANNAH COUNTER, NAVIGATOR, COMET---Cleveland Herald
Later -The Gale Westward -for the following particulars in regard to the gale on the upper part of lake Erie, we are indebted to Mr. Gibbs of the Western Telegraph Line:---Sandusky, April 19, 10.30 P.M., There are 15 vessels ashore almost in sight of Sandusky, among them are the EUGENIA, ACORN, SARDIS BURCHARD brig EMPIRE, of lake Ontario, brig EMPIRE of lake Erie, the HANNAH COUNTER and NAVIGATOR, the others unknown.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday Evening, April 20, 1848

NOTE:- EUGUNIA listed in 1860 Lake Underwriters Register- built 1843, rebuilt 1854, of 38 tons. Therefore she was "Got off."

Schooner EUGENIA. Of 38 tons. Built Danbury, Ohio 1842, First home port, Detroit. 52.0 x 16.9 x 5.0. Two masts. Scroll head. Owned by John Dufree [1846] [still enrolled 1859]
      Port of Detroit Vessel Enrollment.
      No. 94 of 1846

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
William R. McNeil
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Eugenia (Schooner), aground, 18 Apr 1848