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Tempest (Schooner), U24150, struck pier, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner TEMPEST, cargo lumber, struck the Pier in making Oswego Harbor and started a leak and filled, got up and docked.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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Schooner Sultan Ashore. - The schooner Sultan, Capt. Kingston, of and from Oakville with a cargo of wheat for this port, lost portions of her canvas in the gale yesterday, and in attempting to come in the harbor at midnight , became unmanageable, and was driven ashore, and may be got off after taking out part of her cargo. her rudder is gone, and her cargo or a part of it is damaged. The crew were taken off this morning by the life boat after returning from the J.P. Hale.
      The schooner Tempest, with a cargo of lumber, received injury yesterday in coming in the harbor, and sunk inside the east pier.
      Oswego Daily Times
      Saturday, October 31, 1856

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Further Effects Of The Gale - The schooner C. HARRISON is ashore at Milwaukee. The UNDINE is also ashore at Muskegon. The schooner YOUNG AMERICA is at Beaver Harbor, leaking badly. The schooner PEORIA, had her rigging and stanchions carried away by collision at Maitland. The brig SAMPSON is ashore at Fort Ontario, with a cargo of coal. The schooner FORWARDER is ashore at the same place. The schooner GEORGIANA, of Montreal, with lumber, is ashore at Port Colborne. The schooner CAROLINE is ashore near Whitby. The schooner TEMPEST is sunk inside the river at Oswego.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 8, 1856

Schooner TEMPEST. U. S. No. 24150. Of 196.30 tons gross; 186.49 tons net. Built Racine, Wis, 1848. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 126.0 x 26.0 x 8.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892

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Reason: struck pier
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $600
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Tempest (Schooner), U24150, struck pier, 4 Nov 1856