The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Jan. 1, 1819

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Cleveland, Ohio Nov. 24th.


The Schr. Independence of Sandusky, John Brooks, master and owner, John Chambers, Seaman, cleared from the mouth of Black River, on Sunday the 14th Instant for Detroit, loaded with corn for John S. Reid Esq. who sent his Son Cornelius Reid to ( ) 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 instant near the mouth of Black River, with her foresail and jib standing. Her mainmast had been carried away in the gale.

Capt. H. Reid of the Schr. Liberty, arrived from Buffalo, on the 23d instant, informs that on the 19th off the mouth of 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.

Schooner Boxer lying in the mouth of Grand River dismasted, bilged, and a complete wreck, crew saved.

Schr. Wasp, dismasted and driven on shore at the mouth of Cunningham's Creek, bilged, her crew saved, but cargo lost.

Schr. Gen. Brown was driven on shore near the mouth of Black River, on Wednesday, the 18th instant, her crew all safe, but the vessel considerably damaged.

Schr. Hercules, on Lake Michigan, lost, and not a soul left to tell the melancholy tale. She left Green Bay for Mackinaw, had 30 passengers on board, was capsized in a squall, and drifted on shore at Saginaw Bay, was discovered by the Indians and reported at Mackinaw.

Schr. Gen. Jackson left Green Bay for Mackinaw some time since, and has not been since heard of; fears are entertained for her safety.

British Brig Lord Wellington, of Canada, was driven on shore at Point (Ehaneau ?) and went to pieces, crew safe, but cargo lost.



All those indebted to the Steam Boat Charlotte are requested to make immediate payment, and all who have any demands against said Boat are requested to give in their accounts to the Subscriber without delay.

By order of the Committee


Kingston, January 1, 1819.

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Jan. 1, 1819