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Nonesuch (Schooner), sunk, 14 May 1857

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NONESUCH Schooner, cargo wood, totally lost on Lake Ontario. Property loss $1,400
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      (1857 casualty list) Jan. 28, 1858

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NONESUCH Schooner, lost opposite Stoney Creek, with cargo of wool (?). R. Wetherell, Hamilton.
      Chicago Daily Press
      Casualty List for 1857
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The schooner NONESUCH, bound to this port, with a full cargo of wood, sprung a leak near the mouth of Stoney Creek, in the gale of Thursday, the 14th instant, and before the crew could stop the leak, she sank. Fortunately, she was near the shore, or the crew would have all been drowned, as they had no small boat. As it was, they barely escaped with their lives. She is owned by Mr. R. Wetherel, of this city, and will prove a total wreck. The loss is estimated at $1,000, none of which is covered by insurance. -- Hamilton Banner.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, May 26, 1857

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Cargo: included
Freight: wood
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.245555 Longitude: -79.738055
William R. McNeil
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Nonesuch (Schooner), sunk, 14 May 1857