The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Sat., June 25, 1842

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Two schooners, the "Detroit" and the "Eli Hart," were wrecked off Sodus Point during the severe blow on Friday night last. In consequence of the heavy swell, which prevented any approach to the lower light-house, but one light was burning, and the vessels were unable to ascertain their direct bearing. They ran afoul of each other at the entrance of the bay, and the Eli Hart became immediately a complete wreck. The Detroit was also very much shattered, although not so seriously as the other.

The Detroit had on board 690 barrels pork, from Cleveland, and was bound for Kingston; 90 bbls. of her cargo was lost. The Eli Hart was bound to Oswego, where she was owned, from Huron. her cargo consisted of 2350 bushels of wheat, all of which was injured, if not entirely destroyed. The crews were saved; that of the Eli Hart jumped aboard of the Detroit when the vessels struck, with the exception of one man, who remained on the wreck until morning, and then swam ashore. The loss of both vessels is estimated at $10,000 - Wayne Co. Whig.

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Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Sat., June 25, 1842