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Potomac (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1844

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LAKE ERIE INTELLIGENCE. -- By the KENT, arrived last night from Port Dover, Canada West, we learn that the oiers at Port Ryerson and Port Dover are very much damaged. -- The stone pier and lighthouse at Gravelly Bay are both gone. The schooner WILLIAN CAYLEY, bound up from the lower lakes, with a full cargo of merchandise, is ashore: -- it is supposed she would be got off. Off Dunkirk a wreck of a schooner was seen, and also a small boat, bottom side upwards.
      By the MISSOURI also arrived last evening from Chicago, which laid in Erie during the gale, we learn that the schooners JOHN GRANT, POTOMAC, G.H. WALKER, and BRANDYWINE were ashore in the bay at Erie, but would be got off. One vessel, name unknown, high and dry near the barracks. Schooner HENRY CLAY (scow built) aground 30 rods from the water. Schooner LODI was towed into Erie by the MISSOURI, sails shattered and both anchors gone. (part)
      The News, Kingston
      Thursday, October 24, 1844

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Potomac (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1844