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H. Doviel (Schooner), sunk, 1 Oct 1855

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DOVIEL, H. Schooner, cargo wheat, sprang a leak and sunk in deep water on L.O. Property loss, Cargo $6,000 Hull $2,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan.11,1856 (Casualty List)

Oswego, Oct. 19. -- The schooner H. DOVELL, bound from the Niagara River to this port with a cargo of wheat, sprang a leak off Oak Orchard and sank in deep water. Cargo insured. Crew saved.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, October 19, 1855

Disaster on the Lake. - The schooner DOVIEL, laden with 4,000 bushels of wheat, from a Canadian port for Oswego, sprang a leak on Thursday night some thirty miles east of the mouth of the Genesee, and went down. The crew were unable to keep her afloat, and after a fruitless effort to relieve the vessel, they took the small boat and left, reaching Sodus safely Friday morning. The schooner was owned by Wm. Hunter & Co., of Sodus, and was uninsured. The cargo was owned at Oswego, where consigned, and that too was uninsured; so the loss is quite heavy to owners.
      Oswego Palladium
      Wed., October 24, 1855

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $6,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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H. Doviel (Schooner), sunk, 1 Oct 1855