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Western (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1846

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On Lake Ontario the effects of the gale was very severe. The Schooner WESTERN, Capt. Bassett, is ashore on a sandbar at Irondequiot Bay, load of salt bound for Cleveland. -- Rochester Advertiser 23rd.
      Buffalo Courier
      Tues. Nov. 24, 1846

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We learn from the Advertiser of yesterday morning, that the schooner MISSOURI, freighted with wheat, downward bound, is ashore at Braddock's Point, a few miles west of the mouth of the Genesee.
      The WESTERN, bound up, with salt, is also ashore at Irondequoit. The schrs. ALBANY, WYMAN and WEBSTER are also reported ashore near the mouth of Genesee. The Canadian schr. ROYAL TAR was towed in dismasted, on Saturday, by the steamboat ROCHESTER. She was found lying at anchor at Sodus in this disabled state.
A small Canadian vessel is ashore at Little Sodus. She was carried so far ashore by the waves that the crew were able to step from the vessel to the ground.
The wind is again blowing heavily, from the north-west this morning. The weather is clear, however, so we do not apprehend any further damage, except to the grounded vessels. They will probably suffer severely. A Canadian vessel, without cargo, attempting to enter the harbor this morning, was blown ashore on the rocks a few feet from the spot where the GRAMPUS lies.*
      Oswego Palladium
      Tuesday, November 24, 1846

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      Gale on Lake Ontario
The Schooner MINERVA, with 6,200 bushels of Wheat, and the W. H. MERRITT, a Canadian vessel, without loading, went ashore at Braddock's Bay. The former will be a total loss. Likewise the CLEVELAND, at Irondequoit Bay, with 250 bushels salt. Total loss. 1,000 bushels Wheat, taken from the Schooner MISSOURI, wrecked near the Genesee River, have been brought into this port. She has several feet of water in here hold. It is feared that the WESTERN, ashore at Irondequoit Bay, will be a total loss.
      Oswego Palladium
      December 1, 1846

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.20034 Longitude: -77.52694
William R. McNeil
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Western (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1846