The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Echo (Schooner), U7237, aground, 16 Sep 1868

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The schr. ECHO, which was wrecked near Cleveland pier in attempting to enter Cleveland harbor during the gale prevailing on Wednesday morning (9/16) one of the crew was drowned in attempting to swim ashore. His name as known by his shipmates, was Jimmy. He shipped at Buffalo for the trip. Up to noon on Thursday his body had not been recovered. The ECHO was owned by McCabe and Jesmer, was built in 1853 and rated C 1. Estimated to be worth $4,500. She is a total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 18, 1868 3-3

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      THE "ECHO". - This vessel which was wrecked at Cleveland on Wednesday night was a fore-and-aft schooner of 253 tons burden, old measurement, 14 years old, having been built at Milan, Ohio, in 1854. She received a thorough rebuild in 1867 which brought up her rate to B 1, her value was in the neighborhood of $8,000 and she was owned by McCabe & Jeamer of Buffalo.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, September 18, 1868

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Schooner ECHO. U. S. No. 7237. Of 176.79 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $8,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Echo (Schooner), U7237, aground, 16 Sep 1868