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Norfolk (Schooner), aground, 10 Nov 1854


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NORFOLK Schooner, lost on Lake Ontario, two lives lost. Property loss $10,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      We learn that the schooner NORFOLK, a Canadian vessel, was lost on Lake Ontario on Friday last, and all of the crew, except one, perished. She had on a cargo of staves for Thomas Waters, not insured. The vessel was insured in the Provincial Insurance Company, for $4,000.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, November 16, 1854

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SCHOONER WRECKED.- We regret to learn that the new schooner NORFOLK of Port Dover, went ashore on a small island called the Scotch Bonnet, in a gale of Monday week, and became a total wreck. The Captain and all hands, four in number, were lost. The NORFOLK was loaded with staves, the property of Mr. Waters. -- Kingston News
      Hamilton Spectator
      Wednesday, November 22, 1854

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LAKE ONTARIO.---The schooner NORFOLK is ashore at the Scotch Bonnet, twelve miles from Wellington. Vessel and cargo lost. The Captain was killed by a blow upon the head from the fore-boom; and one of the men strangled by a noose of the down-haul, which got around his neck.-----Rochester Adv.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, November 24, 1854

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New Schooner of 250 tons, building at Port Dover. Owned by Wheeler. Home port, Port Dover. Class A 1* REMARKS --- Nearly rigged
      List of Vessels Building on the Canada Side
      of Lake Erie & Ontario in 1854.
      Register of British Shipping 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: 4
Freight: staves
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1854
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McN.W.1881
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Norfolk (Schooner), aground, 10 Nov 1854