The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Westchester (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1846

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Yesterday was a severe day on the lakes, the wind blew a gale and snow and hail and rain, fell during the fore part of the day. The schooner WESTCHESTER, with a cargo of 8,500 bushels wheat, consigned to Durfee & Bishop, was driven ashore below the lighthouse, in attempting to enter our harbor. The vessel and cargo will be saved, though in a somewhat damaged state. There was a full insurance on the vessel.
      Buffalo Courier
      Fri. Oct. 23, 1846

      The brig ELLEN PARKER, lately aground a short distance below the pier, has been safely brought into port, not having received the slightest injury either in her hull, nor her cargo in the most remote degree damaged. The WESTCHESTER still lies outside in 4 ft. of
water, but they are now lightering her, and unless the wind rises, no fears need be entertained for her safety.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 24, 1846 2-1

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Westchester (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1846