The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Calvin Snell (Schooner), aground, 29 Apr 1858

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ASHORE. - Capt. Door reports the schooners CALVIN SNELL and B.F. WADE ashore in the bight above Presque Isle Peninsula. Capts. Stannard and Dorr boarded them Friday morning. They had no water in them, nor had they made any at dark Friday night. A strong northwester was blowing right on the beach. The SNELL is loaded with 13,500 bu wheat, shipped by P. Anderson, Chicago, for Montreal. The WADE is partly loaded with wheat, oats, pork and flour, from Kenosha for Buffalo. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Tuesday, May 4, 1858

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NOTE. - The SNELL got off and in May 1858 sunk off Presque Isle, Lake Ontario.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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Calvin Snell (Schooner), aground, 29 Apr 1858