The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Nov. 28, 1871, page 4


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LOSS OF THE SCHOONER JESSIE ANDERSON. - A dispatch from Captain Lohr, of the schooner Melrose, was received yesterday morning, dated Port Colborne, which announces the loss of the schooner Jesse Anderson, off Long Point Cut. It is greatly feared that her crew have all perished, as nothing is known of their safety. The Anderson took on 14,000 bushels of wheat at this port for Oswego, and was towed to lake Erie on the 22d inst. The schooner Melrose, which also loaded grain at this port for the same destination, left the river the day following the Anderson, and while passing the Cut recognized the masts of the Anderson above water. If the crew of the Anderson had been saved by the yawl they would ahve reached Port Rowan, close at hand, in two hour's time, and if rescued by steamer a dispatch to that effect would have reached here. The Anderson is owned in this city by Messrs. M. & J. Ryan, the junior member of the the firm being on board and master. The vessel was built in Sandusky in 1861, and was 252 tons burden. She was insured for $8,000, but in what companies we are not informed. The cause of the disaster was doubtless that of a collision or of suddenly springing a leak. Of the crew the name of William Brown, a Dane, is given as first mate. The stewardess, it is stated, was Emily J. Philips, a married woman, formerly of Antwerp, New York. The names of the others of the crew are presently unknown.


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Nov. 28, 1871
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GLN.5239
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English
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Nov. 28, 1871, page 4