"The schooner S.L. Noble
was wrecked at T.F. Gillilland's pier, town of Clay Banks, on Monday, the 16th inst. She had taken a load of cord wood, when a heavy gale from the south east came up and prevented her from leaving, causing her to pound heavy on the bottom of the Lake in the shallow water at the pier as to cause the destruction of her bottom before the subsidence of the blow." DCA November 26, 1868.
"Reports indicate that the Noble
was docked in less than 10 feet of water when the accident occurred."
The S.L. Noble
was lengthened and rebuilt in 1852.
"This 88 ton scow schooner pounded to pieces while moored at Gilliland's Pier at Clay banks during a southeast gale. This dock eventually became known as the Hitt & Davidson Pier, (also later called the Clay Banks Pier), so the remains of this vessel are probably commingled with others off the mouth of Bear Creek."