The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Brant (Scow), sunk, 9 Dec 1859

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The Sandusky Register says the scow BRANT, belonging to Wm. St. John, at that port, in attempting to enter Huron River Friday night, struck the east pier and immediately sunk. The crew had barely time to escape by springing upon the pier as the vessel went down. Two children were asleep in the cabin when she struck, and were saved only through the most prompt exertions of the captain and one of the crew. The BRANT was loaded with wood from Point au Pelee Island, and was bound to Sandusky. On Reaching the Bay on Friday, it was found closed, when she was headed for Huron, where she met with the accident recorded.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, December 15, 1859

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      The scow BRANT owned by Wm. St. John, of this city, which our readers will remember sunk in the Huron River last fall with aload of wood, has been raised and arrived here yesterday.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Friday, March 9, 1860

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wood
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.3981 Longitude: -82.54906
William R. McNeil
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Brant (Scow), sunk, 9 Dec 1859