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John Potter (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1855


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Schooner JOHN POTTER, ashore in ice near Oswego, L. O. -- Got off. Property loss $400.
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      January 11, 1856

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GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO. April 2. -- The Oswego Palladium of yesterday states that a severe gale occurred on Sunday, which increased in violence until Mnday afternoon, during which considerable damage was done to the shipping. .....
      The JOHN POTTER, Capt. Stafford, went ashore in the ice about three miles above here on Sunday night, about 10 o'clock. She will probably be got off without serious damage. The crew got off about 11 o'clock yesterday. ....
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, April 4, 1855

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      The propeller St. NICHOLAS arrived from Oswego early yesterday morning, with over 100 tons freight for our merchants. She had been detained several days in Oswego, the late gale having driven the ice back to Oswego Harbor, and done considerable damage. The schooners SYLPH and JOHN POTTER were both driven ashore the latter lost anchor and chain, and it is feared the former will become a total wreck. Captain Wiliams reports large quantities of floating ice on the lake. The St. NICHOLAS will leave again on Monday with a full load of flour.
      Toronto Globe
      April 7, 1855

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      Marine News. - The schooner JOHN POTTER, light and bound for Canada, went ashore three miles above Oswego, but is not a total loss. - Oswego Palladium
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, April 6, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $400
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1855
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Local identifier:
McN.W.760
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John Potter (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1855