The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Grant (Schooner), capsized, 29 Apr 1845

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We are indebted to Capt. Titus of the PALMER, for the following: On Wednesday at 8:00, when 16 miles below Erie, 8 or 10 mile from shore, fell in with the wreck of a topsail schooner, supposed to have capsized in the squall of yesterday afternoon. Lowered the small boat to examine, but found no persons on board of her, discovered nothing by which I could tell her name. She appeared newly painted; white top, black wail, straw colored waist, upper painted black, with white plank shear, green bulwarks and black rail. Yards black with white ends; mast head white; topsails furled and mainsail lowered 2/3 down. She appeared light, and every thing there except small boat and caboose house.
      ALSO [Eds. Note]
      The wreck above spoken of is supposed to be that of the schr. JOHN GRANT.
      Daily National Pilot
      Friday, May 2, 1845

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      The captain and crew of the JOHN GRANT, which capsized in a squall about 12 miles off Erie, on Tuesday night, were taken off by the schr. H.M. KINNE, Capt. Davison, who fortunately hove in sight soon after the accident.
      Daily National Pilot
      Saturday, May 3, 1845

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      The schooner JOHN GRANT, capsized near Erie, has been righted and towed into
Catteragus Creek.
      Daily National Pilot
      Tuesday, May 13, 1845

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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John Grant (Schooner), capsized, 29 Apr 1845