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Minerva (Schooner), sunk, 25 Oct 1855

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MINERVA Schooner (C), with cargo flour, sprung a leak in a gale on L. O. Got into Oswego and sunk. Property loss $1,500.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

The schooner MINERVA, Capt. Furman, which arrived yesterday forenoon from Cobourg, with 953 barrels of flour and 10 bales of wool, sunk last night in the harbor, near Forward & Smith's lumber yard. Capt. Furman is of the opinion that the leak is in the vessel's bow, but is unable to tell what caused it. The flour is more or less wet, and men are busily engaged in discharging it. It was shipped by Wm. Butler, of Cobourg, and consigned to S.J. Holley, of this city, for re-shipment to New York. A portion of the flour, we understand, is insured. -- Oswego Times, 26.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, October 27, 1855

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: flour
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Minerva (Schooner), sunk, 25 Oct 1855