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Wyandotte (Schooner), sunk, 16 Oct 1843


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Vessel Sunk.--The schooner WYANDOTT, Capt. Freeland, was sunk this morning at the wharf, a few rods below Messrs. Armstrong & Sibley's ware house, to which she was coming to take on some flour. When within some twelve feet of the wharf, she struck a spile about three feet under water, and out of sight, when she filled and sank in five minutes. The WYANDOTT was on her way from Chicago to Buffalo with about 4,500 bushels of wheat, and 112 barrels of flour.--She lies in fifteen feet of water. Free Press of Yesterday.
      We understand that the WYANDOTT was owned in Chicago. The cargo will, we suppose, be a total loss.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      October 17, 1843

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Loss of the Schooner WYANDOT - On monday last, the schr WYANDOT, bound down From Chicago, with a full load of wheat, while hauling in at the dock at Detroit, struck upon a pile or some other sunken timber, with such force as to break a hole in her bottom, and shortly after sunk, in some 30 feet of water The cargo of 5.000 bu. wheat will be a total loss. It was consigned to Messrs. Daws and DeLong, of this city, who had the good luck to effect an insurance upon 5,500 bu., only the day before the intelligence of the loss was received.
      Daily Courier and Economist
      October 19. 1843

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Vessel Sunk.--The schooner WYANDOTT, Capt. Freeland, was sunk this morning at the wharf, a few rods below Messrs. Armstrong & Sibley's ware house, to which she was coming to take on some flour. When within some twelve feet of the wharf, she struck a spile about three feet under water, and out of sight, when she filled and sank in five minutes. The WYANDOTT was on her way from Chicago to Buffalo with about 4,500 bushels of wheat, and 112 barrels of flour.--She lies in fifteen feet of water. Free Press of the 18th.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      October 20, 1843


      The schooner WYANDOTT, Capt. Freeland, from Chicago, with a cargo of 4,100 bushels of wheat, and a ground tier of flour, sunk near the wharf at Detroit on the 16th. inst. She struck a snag in rounding to, and went down in 15 minutes--cargo lost.
      Erie Gazette
      October 26, 1843

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The schooner Wynadotte, from Chicago, loaded with wheat, while at Detroit wharf, on Monday the 16th, sprung a leak, by striking against a pile, and went down in about five minutes. No lives were lost.
      St. Catharines Journal
      November 16, 1843


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: flour
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1843
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19569
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Wyandotte (Schooner), sunk, 16 Oct 1843