Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Jackson (Schooner), aground, 1816
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By information from Detroit, we learn that sometime since, at Matchidash Bay, Lake Huron, the schooner GENERAL JACKSON, belonging to Capt. Breevort and others, was lost, part cargo saved.
      Buffalo Gazette & Niagara Intelligencer
      Tuesday, February 6th. 1816

NOTE.---although the above suggests the vessel was lost, she was recovered and arrived at Buffalo in August of 1816

      A WAVE WAIF.
      The United States Brig HUNTER, of 71 tons, John Davis, master, sailed from Detroit for Mackinac, on the 1st of August, 1816. Her lading consisted of government stores for Fort Mackinac. The HUNTER arrived at Mackinac August 14; discharged her cargo, and started on her return trip the next day, thge 15th. On the 17th the vessel encountered a heavy wind, and on the 19th, about midnight, she went ashore and was wrecked on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, about one hundred miles from St. Clair Rapids, and about eighteen miles above where the JACKSON was cast away in December, 1815.
      The crew of the HUNTER, consisting of John Davis, master: Thomas P. Woods, John P. Webb, William Bridgman, Charles Palmer, Edward Varner and Michael Kempton, seamen; John Williams, cook, and two children, who were passengers, were saved. --- St. Ignace Republican.
      Marine Record
      June 11, 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.753055 Longitude: -79.678611
William R. McNeil
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General Jackson (Schooner), aground, 1816