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Independence (Schooner), aground, 23 Nov 1818


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A rumor has been in circulation for four or five days past that a small schooner-rigged vessel called the INDEPENDENCE, and commanded by a Mr. Brooks from Sandusky, was wrecked near the Islands off Put-in-Bay, and every person lost. We have received no particulars.
      Detroit Gazette
      November 27, 1818

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      THE LAKE MARINE IN 1818
      The following list of vessels navigating Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior, in 1818, is taken from David Thomas' "Travels Through the Western Country,: printed in Auburn in 1819. The publication of this list of the feeble lake marine of less than sixty years ago will be interesting. It is stated, incidentally "the steamboat will soon start on Lake Erie."
INDEPENDANCE Capt. J. Brooks 21 tons, of Sandusky

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      Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1818
MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECKS. -- The schooner INDEPENDENCE of Sandusky, John Brooks master and owner, John Chambers, seaman, cleared from the mouth of Black river, on Sunday the 14th inst. for Detroit, loaded with corn for John S. Reid, esq. who sent his son Cornelius Reid with Capt. Brooks and dispose of the corn, The vessel was capsized in a gale -- the cargo lost, and every soul on board drowned. The wreck drifted on shore on Monday the 16th inst. near the mouth of Black river, with her foresail and jib, her main mast had been carried away in the gale.
      Capt. H. Reid of the schr. LIBERTY, arrived from Buffalo on the 23rd inst. informs that on the 19th of the month off Grand river he discovered the wreck of a vessel, bottom upwards, they hailed her but received no answer.
      Schr. PAULINA, was driven on shore near the mouth of the Grand River, and bilged, her crew saved, but her cargo consisting of salt, lost.
      Kingston Chronicle
      Friday, January 1, 1819



" Their oldest son Cornelius [Reid] , was lost on the lakes in November 1818. He with two others, were on board a little half-decked vessel called the INDEPENDENCE, on their way to Detroit with a load of corn in the car. Squire Reid owned the cargo, and sent his son Cornelius to make sale of the same. Soon after leaving port a tremendous gale sprung up and swamped the vessel, and all hands were lost."
      from Lorain County, Early Reminiscences.
      Cleveland Herald
      January 8, 1976






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Reason: aground
Lives: all
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Date of Original:
1818
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McN.W.19943
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.65838 Longitude: -82.81658
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William R. McNeil
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Independence (Schooner), aground, 23 Nov 1818