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A. Scott (Schooner), leak, 8 Jul 1854

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SCOTT, A. Schooner, sprung a leak on Lake Ontario, jetted 200 bars R.R. iron, and made port. Property loss $2,500
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1854 (casualty list)

DISASTER ON LAKE ONTARIO. -- The schooner A. SCOTT, Capt. Thomas Parrin, bound from Oswego to Toledo, with a cargo of railroad iron, sprung a leak when about 50 miles west of this port, on Saturday the 8th. inst. After manning the pumps and throwing overboard part of the iron, the captain made the harbor at the mouth of the Genesee river, early Sunday morning. With additional help, the vessel was discharged, and was to proceed yesterday under protest, to Oswego for repairs. The vessel and cargo are insured. Necessary papers of protest were made by J.H. Watts, Notary Public of this city. -- Roch. Dem.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, July 11, 1854

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: R.R. iron
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
William R. McNeil
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A. Scott (Schooner), leak, 8 Jul 1854