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Edith (Schooner), sunk, 1 Nov 1855

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EDITH Schooner (C), ballast stone, sank in Niagara River, Lake Ontario. Probably designedly. Property loss $800.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

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A despatch from Toronto, just received by Capt. Dobbins, states that the schooner EDITH is ashore and sunk in Niagara River. The schooner ALBION has also gone ashore at Oak Orchard Creek, near the Genessee River. She is loaded with flour.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 30, 1855

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      STRANGE TRANSACTION. - The Canadian schooner EDITH, which was sunk in Niagara River in November last, has been raised, and we learn by a despatch to Capt. Badnall, Insurance Agent, of this city, that she was found with four three inch auger holes bored through her bottom. The EDITH was well insured, and it looks very much like an attempt to sell her to the underwriters. The matter will be duly investigated.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      January 4, 1856

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $800
Freight: ballast stone
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
William R. McNeil
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Edith (Schooner), sunk, 1 Nov 1855