Buffalo, NY (Lake Erie) Schooner JEFFERSON Wreck, Dec 1842


Buffalo, N.Y. -- The schooner Jefferson, Capt. DOUGALL, went ashore about dark, three miles above Buffalo Light House and is a total wreck. One entire family of the name of WOOD, from Hartford, Ct., husband, wife, and five children, together with a young woman and one of the crew, perished.
After the vessel beached the Companion Way was washed off, and the children and young woman drowned in the forecastle and cabin. The young woman was found standing in an upright position in the forecastle companion way, frozen stiff, with hands raised in an imploring position and her eyes fixed with a cold, stony gaze upon the shore.
The crew succeeded in getting on board the brig O. Richmond, which was ashore about two miles below the Jefferson. The Jefferson was owned by J. W. Ransom, of Chicago. The schooner Walter Joy, Capt. Lacy, went ashore near the Richmond.

Milwaukee Sentinel Wisconsin 1842-12-07