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Montgomery (Schooner), lost deck load, 12 Nov 1852

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MONTGOMERY Schooner, lost 63 casks oil cake, 37 barrels beef, off deck, Lake Ontario. Property loss $800
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 25, 1852 (casualty list)

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      A terrific gale occurred on Lake Ontario Friday and Saturday last (12th. &
13th.), during which considerable damage was done to the shipping on the lake.
It appears from the following from the Oswego Times that a number of vessels are
known to have encountered the gale, and have not since been heard from. Much
solitude is of course felt for their safety.
      The schooner MONTGOMERY, from Toledo, left the Welland Canal for this
port on Friday evening, and encountered the violence of the gale on Lake Ontario.
She made this port in the afternoon on Saturday, with the loss of part of her deck
load, consisting of casks of beef and oil cake. Capt. Napier of the MONTGOMERY,
reports the schooner BELLE SHERIDAN, HELLOGOLAND and others coming
out of the Welland Canal on Friday evening, bound for Oswego. Nothing since has
been heard from them, but are supposed to have made Niagara or Genesee River.
      A Telegraph dispatch announces the loss of the schooner MOBILE, with a cargo
of wheat, on the bar at the entrance of Toronto harbor.
      Rochester Standard & Union
      November 16, 1852

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Reason: lost deck load
Lives: nil
Freight: beef, oil cake &c
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Montgomery (Schooner), lost deck load, 12 Nov 1852