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Christiana (Schooner), aground ?, 1 Oct 1857

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CHRISTIANA Schooner, Totally lost with cargo of barley at Oswego piers. Property loss $3,600
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

Schooner Wrecked. - About 11 o'clock on Sunday night, the Canadian schooner CHRISTIANA, while entering the harbor, carried away her gaft-topsail and parted her main throat halyards, and becoming unmanageable thereby, was carried against the West pier. A strong wind was blowing from the East, and a heavy sea running, which carried the vessel ashore about twenty rods west of the Lighthouse, where she went to pieces in a few moments. She had on a cargo of 2,000 bushels of barley, from Picton, C.W., consigned to P. Hyland, which is a total loss. The CHRISTIANA was owned and commanded by Capt. Wm. Patterson, on whom the loss will fall severe, as there was no insurance. The crew all escaped by jumping upon the pier when the vessel first struck.
      Oswego Palladium
      Tuesday, October 27, 1857

SCHOONER WRECKED. -- The schooner CHRISTIANA, Captain Patterson, from Picton, the Oswego Times says, in attempting to come into the harbor under foresail and jib lost her gaff, and in consequence she broached to, struck the pier, and in a few minutes was a complete wreck. The captain and crew, four in number, managed to get on the pier, and thereby saved their lives. Pieces of the wreck were strewn along the shore above the pier. The CHRISTIANA was a Canadian vessel, and it is probable that she was insured. The barley was consigned to George Ames.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 29, 1857

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Reason: aground ?
Lives: nil
Freight: barley
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Christiana (Schooner), aground ?, 1 Oct 1857