The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
L. D. Coman (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1865

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The schr. L.D. COMAN, which was built at this port in 1848, was driven ashore on Lake Huron, near Port Austin, a few days ago. The tug MUIR went to her relief, but found that the old vessel was fast going to pieces. Mr. J. Johnson of Port Huron, is the present owner.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      May 6, 1865

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SCHOONER L.D. COMAN. -- This vessel which was driven ashore on Lake Huron, near Port Austin, a few days since, has been abandoned, and is now fast going to pieses. The tug MUIR which went to her relief on Friday last, returned yesterday to this city, being unable to approach near enough to the wreck to extend a line to her or place a steam pump on board. The COMAN was an old vessel, having come out in 1848, since which period she has undergone partial repairs. She was 165 tons burthen and was built at Erie, Penn., and at present owned by John Johnson of Port Huron. -- Detroit Free Press, 4th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 6, 1865

Stmr. CANADA, wrecked on Bar Point, Lake Erie. Her machinery was taken out and the hull abandoned.
      Steamer TRAVELLER, wrecked on a rock on Lake Superior. Her engine and machinery have since been recovered.
Propeller PEWABIC, sunk by collision with propeller METEOR, in Lake Huron. Several attempts have been made to raise her, but without success.
      Propeller STOCKMAN, burned at Bear Creek, Canada.
Tug PILOT, burned at Algonac, on St. Clair River.
Steamer WINDSOR, burned in Detroit River on the night of the disastrous confragration of the Detroit & Milwaukee Depot.
Brig ROBERT HOLLISTER, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
Schr. H.H. BROWN, wrecked on Sandusky Bar.
*Schr. L.D. COMAN, lost near Erie, Pa. ???
      Schr. E.C. BLISH, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
      Schr. K.L. LANSING, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
      Schr. ILLINOIS, not certain as to this vessel, but think she foundered on Lake Michigan with a cargo of stone. - Detroit Free Press, 21.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 23, 1866

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.04613 Longitude: -82.99411
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L. D. Coman (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1865