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Lochiel (Schooner), leak, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner LOCHIEL (C), cargo wheat, started a leak in gale on Lake Ontario, and put into Oswego. Lost two men.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      FURTHER EFFECTS OF THE GALE ON TUESDAY. - The schooner LOCHIEL, with a cargo of wheat for Montreal, put into Oswego yesterday, leaking badly.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 7, 1856

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The Canadian schooner Lochiel, bound from up the lake to Kingston, was driven into this port, and owing to the heavy sea, struck bottom in the channel, and we believe received some damage. Her cabin, which was on deck with her compass, were lost outside. When she was working round inside the east pier, a man was knocked overboard by the foreboom and instantlykilled.
      The steamer Niagara, which left here last night for Charlotte, had not been heard from up to 3 o'clock, but it is probably that she put into Sodus or has arrived at Charlotte. There is some anxiety for her safety.
The wind up to 3 o'clock this afternoon continues to blow with considerable briskness, and the sea has been very rough all day. There are rumors of other vessels ashore, but we give all the authentic information of the disasters received up to the hour of going to press.
      Oswego Daily Times
      Wednesday, November 5, 1856

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Reason: leak
Lives: 2
Hull damage: $600
Cargo: $400
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Lochiel (Schooner), leak, 4 Nov 1856