Maritime History of the Great Lakes
L. D. Coman (Schooner), aground, 2 Dec 1856
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Schooner L.D. COMAN, cargo corn, ashore at Freeport, Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

      . . . . .
      The schooner L.D. COMAN, with coal from Erie to this port, went ashore yesterday near Fairport.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 4, 1856

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      The schr. COMAN, Capt. Bowen, is we hear, ashore at North East. She left this port yesterday morning (Dec. 3), laden with coal. The wind arose shortly after her departure, and continued all day. She has gone to pieces, though we are happy to say, all aboard are saved.
      Erie Weekly Gazette
      December 4, 1856 3-1

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      The schr. COMAN, driven ashore off North East yesterday week, is not we learn, materially damaged. men are now engaged in unloading her cargo, consisting of coal.
      Erie Weekly Gazette
      December 11, 1856 2-5

Item Type
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Cargo: $300
Freight: corn or coal ?
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.23978 Longitude: -79.83283
William R. McNeil
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L. D. Coman (Schooner), aground, 2 Dec 1856