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Erie (Sloop), capsized, 27 Apr 1843

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A Vessel Capsized and Six Lives Lost: Extract of a letter from Capt. E. B. Ward, of the Steamboat HURON, dated St. Joseph, April 30.
A report has just reached this place that the Sloop ERIE was capsized on the night of the 27th instant, near Michigan City. The was loaded with pork, corn, hams, and flour with six persons on board, all of whom are supposed to be lost.-- The main hatches, and part of the flour has drifted on shore near Michigan City. This is a sad loss, the crew were mostly young men, and but little acquainted with sailing
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      May 8, 1843

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 6
Freight: flour, pork, ham
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Erie (Sloop), capsized, 27 Apr 1843