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Forest Queen (Schooner), aground, 6 Nov 1854


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FOREST QUEEN Schooner, ashore at Presqu'Isle, Lake Ontario. Property loss $300.
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      We learn from the Brighton Sentinel that on Monday last, five vessels went ashore
in the gale, to the east, and in sight of Presque Isle Harbor. The EDITH of Hamilton,
laden with 4,000 bushels of wheat, sunk, her deck two feet under water. The FOREST
QUEEN, of Oakville, from Lake Erie, laden with staves, her rudder and stern post gone.
The WILLIAM AND JOHN, laden with plaster, aground. The PARAGON, of Toronto,
aground, with two feet water in her hold. The SARAH FRANCES, of St. Catharines,
rudder and foremast gone. There is little doubt others met with the same fate farther
east.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, November 14, 1854

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      Disasters On Lake Ontario. - Five vessels went ashore in a gale on Monday, to the east in sight of Presqu'Isle Harbour. The EDITH, of Hamilton, laden with 4,000 bushels of wheat, sunk, her deck two feet under water. The FOREST QUEEN, of Oakville, from Lake Erie, laden with staves, her rudder and stern post gone. The WILLIAM & JOHN, laden with plaster, aground. The PARAGON, of Toronto, aground with two feet of water in her hold. The SARAH FRANCIS, of St. Catharines, rudder and foremast gone.
There is little doubt others met with the same fate further east. It is a fact worthy of notice that three fourths of the marine disasters which annually occur on the north shore of Lake Ontario happen at east of Presqu'Isle harbour and might nearly all be avoided by opening the Murray canal and properly marking the entrance to Presqu'Isle Bay. Every autumn furnishes fresh proofs by the wrecking of many fine vessels, in the sufferings and not unfrequently in the loss of life of many a fine and stalwart mariner, and loud are the calls on Government at this season of the year for the speedy construction of the canal, which are all silenced on the recurrence of delightful spring navigation. The Government is not slow to protect the life and property of its subjects engaged in other interests. Is the mariner less deserving than any other portion of Her Majesty's lieges? ----- Brighton Sentinel.
      United Empire (Toronto).
      Friday, November 24, 1854

NOTE:--no vessel called tht SARAH FRANCES, however it is likely the MARY FRANCES of St.Catharines. ?

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The EDITH, was 'got off' together with the other four vessels.
      the Toronto Globe
      Nov.22,1854

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NOTE:--Name Changed to FIDELITY by 1860, then back to FOREST QUEEN by 1866


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: staves
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1854
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McN.W.1860
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Forest Queen (Schooner), aground, 6 Nov 1854