The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Grand River Packet (Sloop), dismasted, 17 Nov 1826

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Among the disasters on the lake during the late storm, is the following, which has not before been published:-- On the night of the 17th. ult. while the sloop GRAND RIVER (U.C.) PACKET, was on her way from the Grand River, for this port, a severe storm arose, and dismasted her off Point Abino; she immediately filled, and became unmanageable; but, having lumber in her hold, she floated near the schooner PONTIAC, the captain of which took off the GRAND RIVER PACKET, Mr. John Crocker, master and owner, and two hands. The PACKET was ecovered, but most of the cargo which consisted of butter, corn, lumber and hides, was lost.
      Black Rock Gazette
      December 7, 1826 p.3 c.2

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber, butter &c
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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Grand River Packet (Sloop), dismasted, 17 Nov 1826