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Niagara (Schooner), sunk, 28 Oct 1853

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NIAGARA Schooner, sprang a leak on Lake Erie, damaged cargo of wheat and flour, jetted 3 tons iron. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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      The schooner NIAGARA sprunk a leak on Thursday night last some miles out from the Canada shore near Port Rowan. The water came in so fast that the hands could not leave the pumps to throw overboard her cargo. The Captain however succeeded in running her into the cut at Long Point where she immediately sunk.
The schooner LEOPOLD took off her cargo and brought it to this port this morning.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, October 31, 1853

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat, flour, &c.
Remarks: Raised ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Niagara (Schooner), sunk, 28 Oct 1853