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Iceberg (Brig), sunk, 1 Aug 1857

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Brig ICEBERG, cargo coal, totally lost, doubtless foundered with all her crew on Lake Ontario. Seven lives lost. Property loss $6,450.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 casualty list)

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A despatch from Oswego, 31st., says the schr. ICEBERG, from Cleveland, for Kingston, loaded with coal, is supposed to be lost on Lake Ontario. She was built at Kingston by Dr. Rae who intended to go with her next Spring in search of Sir John Franklin.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 1, 1857 2-6

Schooner ICEBERG lost with all on board, August 12th. after leaving the Welland Canal, with a cargo of coal for Kingston from Cleveland. She was built at Kingston in 1856 by Dr. Rae. 9condensed)
      Toronto Globe
      September 3, 1857

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 7
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total Loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Iceberg (Brig), sunk, 1 Aug 1857