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Equator (Schooner), sunk by collision, 23 Sep 1843


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COLLISION. - We learn that the steamer ROCHESTER ran afoul of the schooner EQUATOR, on Saturday night, in the vicinity of Conneaut, and sunk her. The EQUATOR was on her downward passage from Detroit, with a cargo of 1200 bbls. flour, and a lot of other produce. A part of the cargo has been saved and has reached here, and hopes are entertained that the remainder will be secured, though probably in a damaged state.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      September 26, 1843



Collision.--We learn, says the Buffalo Gazette of the 26th, that the steamer ROCHESTER, ran afoul of the schooner EQUATOR, on Saturday night, in the vicinity of Conneaut, and sunk her. The EQUATOR was on her downward passage from Detroit, with a cargo of 1,200 bbls. flour, and a lot of other produce. A part of the cargo has been saved and has reached here, and hopes are entertained that the remaider will be secured, though probably in a damaged state.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      September 29, 1843


......About 240 barrels of flour, saved from the EQUATOR, which was ran down by the ROCHESTER, came in yesterday. on the schooner LUMBERMAN, from Erie, where the EQUATOR lies. The flour was in tolerable good condition. I learn from the master of the LUMBERMAN, that on his leaving the EQUATOR, the schooner EFFORT, of Erie was sent to the damaged vessel in hopes of recovering more of the damaged cargo, but as we are now experiencing a strong North-east storm, I do not think the attempt practicable, particularly as the EQUATOR lies in the North-west channel, five miles from Erie. Of course, you are aware the EQUATOR was from Detroit with 1,200 barrels of flour, consigned to Waring, Stockton & Co. and Beecher & Co. of this port......
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      September 30, 1843


Schooner EQUATOR. Of 132 tons. Built Black Rock, N.Y., 1842. 85.0 x 20.2 x 8.6 Two masts. Wrecked at Conneaut, Ohio. 1843.
      Herman Runge Notes


NOTE:- the schooner EQUATOR, of 132 tons, is listed in the 1847 and 1849 Buffalo Commercial Advertiser List of vessels.


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: flour, produce
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1843
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16369
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.94756 Longitude: -80.55424
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Equator (Schooner), sunk by collision, 23 Sep 1843