Sandusky, Oct. 12 - The schr. MARY ELIZABETH, loaded with lumber for detroit to buffalo, is reported to have gone down 6 miles off Vermillion, at 11:00 last night. Six men and a boy were on board. The mate was saved; he was washed ashore at Vermillion. The vessel was struck by a squall. - Cleveland herlad.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
October 15, 1867 3-5
A dispatch from Sandusky dated the 12th, says the schooner MARY ELIZABETH, loaded with lumber from Detroit to Buffalo, is reported to have gone down six miles off Vermillion, at eleven o'clock last night. Six men and a boy were on board. The mate was saved; he was washed ashore at vermillion. The vessel was struck by a squall.
October 15, 1867
SHIPWRECK AT VERMILLION. -- The Cleveland Herald of yesterday published the following letter, descriptive of the loss of a vessel off Vermillion, during the recent storm:
Early this morning a sailor came up the shore, who said that last night about eleven o'clock, when some six miles off our light, a squall struck their vessel, which was under full sail, and deck laden with lumber, and she immediately went down, head on. He seized a plank as he was washed off the deck, to which he clung for six hours, when he drifted ashore. When clear of the vessel he hallooed several times, receiving no answer. He thinks all are lost, and that the lumber must have pitched forward over the men, thus drowning them suddenly. Six men and a boy were on board. Our informant was the mate. The vessel was the MARY ELIZABETH, of Perrysburg, of 300 tons, bound from Detroit to Buffalo.
October 16, 1867