ZEPHYR Schooner, cargo coal; sprung a leak in Lake Erie; a total loss.
Marine Disasters on the Western
Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall
On Thursday night (6/10) the schr. ZEPHYR bound from this port for Detroit, with a cargo of 250 tons of coal, sprung a leak when about 15 miles off Long Pt., filled rapidly and sunk in 20 fathoms of water. The crew took to the yawl, and pulled to Grand River, where they arrived in safety. The vessel and cargo are fully insured.
Buffalo Morning Express
June 12, 1869 1-8
We learn that the schr. ZEPHYR bound to Detroit, sprang a leak during the heavy wind of the 10th, and finally sunk below Long Pt. She was loaded with coal for Detroit and will without doubt prove a total loss. The crew reached Grand River in safety, but very much exhausted, after pumping 18 hours in an open boat.
Detroit Free Press
June 13, 1869 4-7
We learn that the schr. ZEPHYR which left this port for Detroit with 250 tons of coal, sprung a leak Thursday afternoon and sunk in 25 fathoms of water 15 miles east of Long Pt. All hands were saved. They took to their boat and pulled down to Grand River, Ontario. The ZEPHYR we believe is fully insured.
Buffalo Daily Courier
June 14, 1869 3-3
ZEPHYR; 1856; Schooner; US28018
Construction Build City
Trenton & Detroit
Number of Decks
G. Cantin or Cantair
Original Owner Location
Sail Number Masts
Tonnage Old Style
15 miles east of Long Point, Lake Erie
Final Date Month
Final Date Day
Final Date Year
Foundered in gale
History and Notes
1863 Owned J. Johnson, Port Huron, Michigan
1865 144 gross tons
1866 Owned H. Harbeck, Cleveland, Ohio
1868 143.57 gross tons
1869, June 10 Foundered, Lake Erie
It is not known if this wreck has been located.