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William H. Merritt (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1846

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The effect of the gale on Lake Ontario has been very severe, the schr. W.H. MERRITT, light, is also driven ashore high and dry near Braddock's Bay. - Roch. Adv. 23rd.
      Buffalo Courier
      Tues. Nov. 24, 1846

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DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO. -- In the gale of Thursday night, the 19th inst., the steamer MINERVA, with 6,200 bushels of wheat from Toledo to Oswego, went ashore at Braddock's Point, she lies 40 rods from the land, and is a total loss. The schooner CLEVELAND, also went ashore at Irondequoit Bay, with 250 barrels of salt, Total loss.
      On the same night, the schooner W.H. MERRITT went ashore at Braddock's Point, she was without loading and bound for St. Catharines, not much damaged.
      The Argus, Kingston
      December 1, 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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William H. Merritt (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1846