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Commerce (Schooner), lost foremast, 27 Apr 1857

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Schooner COMMERCE, cargo lumber, lost foremast in gale on Lake Ontario. Property loss $200.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 casualty list)

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      SCHOONER DISMASTED. - The schooner COMMERCE, of this port, was dismasted last Monday off Pultneville. The COMMERCE had a cargo of lumber from Port Ontario for Toronto, and lost her foremast in the heavy gale of Monday. Capt. Ouderkirk necessarily turned about ship, and ran down the lake before the wind. He ultimately succeeded in getting his vessel safely into Port Ontario, whereshe now lies. - Rochester Union, May 1.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, May 2, 1857

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Reason: lost foremast
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27979 Longitude: -77.18609
William R. McNeil
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Commerce (Schooner), lost foremast, 27 Apr 1857