The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Martha Freme (Schooner), collision, 1 Sep 1842

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The equinoctial storm, which has been unusually cold and tempestous, seems to have spent its force without materially injuring the shipping. A few incidents only are noticed. The schr. M. HELME lost some of her light spars and sprung her foremast, and the M. FREME was overtaken when off Erie Light by a thick squall and ran into some strange craft. She was struck on the larboard quarter, but having a heavy deck load of pork, suffered no loss save the yawl, which was probably untackled and lost in the collision. As a large fleet was out, our first advices from the west end of the lake will doubtlessly bring us further disasters.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 22, 1842

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The gale as we expected, was destructive at points west of us. From a gentleman attached to the NEW ENGLAND we learn, that the schooner which ran foul of the M. FREME, proved to be the DOLPHIN, McCloy, master, of Cleveland. The injuries sustained by the DOLPHIN were of such a nature as to cause her to leak very fast, but she was kept afloat long enough to reach the outward pier at Erie, where she went down. Her crew were safely taken off.
The DOLPHIN loaded at Cleveland with 800 bu of wheat, 400 barrels Flour, 50 casks whiskey and a quantity of butter and cheese consigned to Messrs. Gelson & Evans of this city. Her cargo being of a perishable nature will of course suffer materially. Our informant also states, that there were 20 vessels at Erie during the gale, and that a man named Aaron J. Balcom, was lost overboard from the schr. NORTH CAROLINA.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 23, 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: Pork &c.
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Martha Freme (Schooner), collision, 1 Sep 1842