Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 14 Nov 1820, p. 1, column 2
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During the gale on Saturday night last, three vessels came ashore at this place - the American Eagle, the William, and the Washington, The American Eagle arrived here on Saturday morning, from Buffalo, with a very valuable cargo of merchandize, salt, &c., which was safely landed, except part of the salt, Just as the gale came up. She parted her cable and beached a short distance above the mouth of the river, and received some damage to her hull.

The William is owned by R. B. Heacock & Co., of Buffalo. She had a cargo of salt on board destined for this place; about 12 o'clock on Saturday night she sprung a leak, when 15 or 20 miles from land, and finding their pumps unable to keep her clear of the bottom, unless relieved, Capt. Walker ordered part of her cargo to be thrown overboard, and spread all sail for the Islands. At break of day they were off this place, at such a distance as to be scarcely able to descry land. They immediately tacked, and made for the mouth of the river, where they arrived a little after sun-rise, in a sinking condition; and not knowing the situation of the channel, she ran on the beach some distance above the mouth of the river - her cargo received considerable damage.

The Washington was lying off at anchor, parted her cable during the night, and grounded in the mouth of the river. She is owned by Messrs Reed & Sanford, Erie, Pa.

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14 Nov 1820
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R. B. Heacock & Co. ; Reed & Sanford
Richard J. Wright Marine Collection, HCGL, BGSU
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Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 14 Nov 1820, p. 1, column 2