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Gem (Schooner), dismasted, 23 Nov 1853

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GEM Schooner, cargo wheat and flour, dismasted in a gale on Lake Ontario. Property loss $200.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan.2,1854 (casualty list)

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DISMASTED. - The Oswego Times of the 25th. inst., says:- We learn that the schooner GEM, Capt. Johnson, was dismasted night before last on Lake Ontario. The Captain and crew left the vessel early this morning, and arrived here in the small boat before noon. The GEM has a cargo of flour and wheat for Oswego.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, November 29, 1853

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      The Oswego Journal Says, "during the gale on Thursday night, the schr. GEM, with a cargo of flour and wheat, bound to this port, was dismasted. The captain and crew left the vessel early yesterday morning in the yawl boat, and arrived here before noon. She will probably be towed in as the steam-tug ROBINS has gone after her."
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Wednesday, November 30, 1853

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200
Freight: wheat & flour
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Gem (Schooner), dismasted, 23 Nov 1853