The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Caledonia (Schooner), aground, 3 Nov 1845

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We gather from our exchanges the following summery of the disasters of the late northeast gale. A brig resembling the OWANUNGAH, is ashore at Madison, Ohio; also a fore-and-aft schooner, with white bottom, black bulwarks and a new mainmast, is beached at Chagrin. The lower lakes schooner CALEDONIA is ashore at Cleveland. The brig F. MILLS and the schooner AURORA BOREALIS, at Huron Pier. The extent of the damage sustained by these vessels is unknown. The steamer FRANKLIN, in attempting to enter Cleveland, got foul of the west pier. One of her wheels was entirely carried away, the wheel house and guards much shattered, and her false sides broken in. The hull and cargo of the boat are otherwise uninjured. A man was crowed or jumped overboard from the FRANKLIN, but was fortunately washed upon the pier and thus saved.
      Erie Weekly Gazette
      November 13, 1845 3-5

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      The storm has driven some 60 or 70 vessels into port. The CALEDONIA failed in entering the piers, and has thrown her anchor outside the east pier, where it is feared she will go ashore.
      Later - We understand the CALEDONIA, has gone ashore. - Cleveland Plain Dealer, of Nov. 3.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Thursday, November 6, 1845

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      The steamer NEW ORLEANS arrived on Saturday, after a most rough and prolonged passage, having been compelled to lie several days in Big Traverse Bay and at Presuqe Isle. She reports the vessels upon the upper lakes safe, the gale not having reached them with the violence it manifested upon this lake. The CALEDONIA, CLAY and F. MILLS, have been got off.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Monday, November 10, 1845

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Caledonia (Schooner), aground, 3 Nov 1845