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David Morris (Bark), aground, 24 Nov 1857


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Barque DAVID MORRIS, cargo wheat, ashore near Point Abino, cargo partly saved. Property loss $18,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The storm of Tuesday night proved disastrous to the shipping on Lake Erie. The wind blew a perfect gale, and the air was filled with snow. The following named vessels, bound for this port, were driven ashore:
      The new barque DAVID MORRIS, with a cargo of 18,000 bushels of wheat, went ashore just above Point Abino. She is full of water, and her cargo will be a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 27, 1857

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Capt. Gibson is still at work on the bark DAVID MORRIS, ashore near Point Abino. He has succeeded in saving 8,000 bushels of dry wheat. It is doubtful about getting the vessel off.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 30, 1857

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      The schooner EUROPA has been stripped and abandoned. The bark D. MORRIS has also been abandoned.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 7, 1857

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      GOT OFF. - The barque DAVID MORRIS, which it will be remembered got on the rocks at Point Abino last fall, and was given up for lost, has been hauled out, repaired, and launched by Mr. George Presley of this city. This, we believe, is the first vessel so badly on that place that has been got off. She was towed to Port Colborne, and is expected here tonight in charge of the tug RELIEF. - Cleveland Herald, 15.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 17, 1858

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1857
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Local identifier:
McN.W.3380
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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David Morris (Bark), aground, 24 Nov 1857