IRWIN, JOHN Schooner, sunk at Gravelly Bay, cargo wheat and flour, got up. Property loss $8,100
Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)
The Cleveland Plaindealer of last night states that the brig JOHN IRWIN, Pete Young, master, sunk and filled at Gravelly Bay, probably in the afternoon of yesterday. She lays near the pier. Her cargo consisted of 3,000 bushels of wheat, and 1,700 barrels of flour, all of which was fully insured. She was owned by Hickox and was insured.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Wednesday, June 8, 1853
From a dispatch received by Charles Hickox, this morning we learn that the brig JOHN IRWIN, Peter Young, master, sunk and filled at Gravelly Bay, probably in the afternoon of yesterday. She lays near the pier. her cargo consisted of 3,300 bushels of wheat, and 1,720 barrels of flour, all of which was fully insured. She was owned by Mr. Hickox and was insured - Cleveland Plain dealer, Tuesday.
Detroit Free Press
June 9, 1853
SUNK--The brig JNO. IRWIN with a cargo of wheat and flour for Oswego, in going into Gravelly Bay harbor, mouth of the Welland canal, on Monday, struck the pier and stove a hole in her which caused her to sink in a short time. Her cargo is all damaged, but the vessel will be raised at a small expense.
Buffalo Daily Courier
June 9, 1953