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Fleetwing (Schooner), capsized, 22 Aug 1863

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Schooner FLEET WING, capsized in a squall on Lake Ontario, and three lives lost, she was found bottom up, righted and towed to Oswego.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

THE SCHOONER FLEET WING CAPSIZED -THREE LIVES LOST. - On Saturday morning last the schooner FLEET WING, Capt. Quick, a new vessel of about 10,000 bushel capacity, owned at Wilson, Niagara County, bound up Lake Ontario in ballast, capsized, and the captain's wife, child and cook, name unknown, were drowned. The captain and crew were on deck and the three persons drowned were in the cabin at the time of the accident. The captain and crew saved themselves in a yawl boat, in which they reached Cobourg, C. W. The tug TORNADO went after the capsized vessel on Sunday and towed her to Cobourg, but on entering, she grounded on the bar, where, it is feared, she went to pieces in the gale of Monday.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, August 26, 1863

FLEET WING, Canadian schooner, 218 n.t. Built Wilson 1863. in commision
      Beers Hist. of the Great lakes

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 3
Hull damage: $1,200
Freight: nil
Remarks: Recovered ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Fleetwing (Schooner), capsized, 22 Aug 1863