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West Wind (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner WEST WIND, ashore at Oswego, cargo salt.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (casualty list)

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      The schooner WEST WIND, with 2,000 bbls salt, is ashore at Oswego in a bad condition.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 6, 1856

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      The schooner WEST WIND, which also went ashore last fall below the east pier, was got off Monday night, by Mr. Baker, and preparations are now being made to take her on the Marine Railway. - Oswego Times.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 24, 1857 2-6

NOTE:- the other vessel was the SIGNAL which went ashore in Aug. 1856

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      The Oswego Times says - The schr. WEST WIND, which went ashore last fall below the east pier has been taken off and thoroughly repaired on Baker's Marine Railway, and will be ready for sea in a few days. She has had a new keelson, bottom planked and newly arched. She is owned by the Lake Navigation Co.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 28, 1857 2-5

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $7,000
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: salt
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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West Wind (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1856