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Adelia (Schooner), sunk, 1 Apr 1854

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ADELIA Schooner, foundered on Lake Ontario, all hands (5) lost. April 1854. Property loss $6,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      The Whitby Reporter, states the schooner DANIEL WILLIAMS, brought to Whitby on Monday last the tidings of the loss of a topsail schooner on Sunday, within about 20 miles of Oswego, supposed to be Canadian, with all hands on board. She was standing in for Oswego when passed by the DANIEL WILLIAMS, and while the Captain and crew of the latter were observing her, she suddenly went over on her beam ends, and went down bow foremost. Two men clung to the square sail boom until the DANIEL WILLIAMS was enabled to bear up to their relief, as she was far to leeward of the sinking vessel, but nothwithstanding their exertions, both sunk to rise no more. The Capt. of the DANIEL WILLIAMS thinks she must have started a plank forward. It is thought that the vessel was the SCOTLAND of Whitby.
      Weekly Globe, Toronto
      April 20, 1854

NOTE:- since the SCOTLAND is not listed as a casualty, and the only vessel that seems to have been lost on Lake Ontario during April was the ADELIA. ???

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 5
Hull damage: $6,000
Cargo: included
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Adelia (Schooner), sunk, 1 Apr 1854