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J. G. Beard (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1856

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Schooner J.G. BEARD, (C), cargo coal, ashore on Toronto Island. Got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

      . . . . .
      A letter from Toronto, dated yesterday, to Captain Bagnall, states that the steamer MONARCH ashore near that place, is fast going to pieces. The schooners LIVE YANKEE and CANADIAN are ashore at Port Credit. The crew of the latter vessel were seen in the rigging. The schooner J.G. BEARD was run ashore near
where the MONARCH lies. Cargo of coal. Another vessel - name unknown - is ashore three miles east of Toronto. Another is aground on the bar opposite the Queen's wharf.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 4, 1856

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      GOT OFF. - The schooner J.G. BEARD, which was ashore at Toronto.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 11, 1856

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      The schooner J.G. BEARD of Toronto with 2OO tons of coal from Oswego, went ashore a few hundred yds. west of the MONARCH on Tuesday 2nd. December, after mistaking a light on the wrecked steamer MONARCH for the Toronto Lighthouse Point. The J. G. BEARD was released on the 13th. December, 1856
      Toronto Globe
      December 5th., 8th., and 13 th. 1356

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $600
Cargo: $400
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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J. G. Beard (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1856