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Resolution (Schooner), sunk, 19 Nov 1857

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RESOLUTION Schooner, supposed to have struck a reef and been totally wrecked, with all on board, in Georgian Bay, some articles of furniture, etc., having been reported picked up near Penetanguishene. Property loss $25,200. Ten Lives lost.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

NOTE the above is a misprint, the accident happened at Penetangore, near Kincardine.

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      Mr. Mixer, agent of the Lake Navigation Co., received intelligence yesterday from the Collector of Buffalo that the schr. RESOLUTION, of this line, was probably a total loss. The Collector of Buffalo received his intelligence by a communication from the Custom House Officer near the point where the articles came ashore. The facts thus far ascertained are as follows:
      The RESOLUTION left Milwaukee some 3 weeks since with a full load of wheat for Buffalo. Since that time nothing at all has been heard from her, and many fears are entertained in regard to her safety. The worst of these are now realized. Her boat, the upper part of the cabin, and the Captain's desk, containing papers, a revolver, &c. have been washed on shore at or near Point Clark, in Georgian Bay. These are all that have been found; no other signs of either vessel or the crew has appeared, and there can be no doubt that all have sunk under the water of Lake Huron. If any of the crew had been saved, none have come, or been in any way heard from, they must have gone down with the vessel. She probably foundered in the gale of the 19th, after having been driven eastward into Georgian Bay, or else wrecked in Lake Huron, and the portions of her wreck afterwards driven to the east.
      The RESOLUTION was a first class schooner, and nearly new, having been built last spring in Buffalo. She was commanded by Capt. Harper, an unmarried man.
      Detroit Free Press
      December 3, 1857

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 10
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.291111 Longitude: -81.596944
William R. McNeil
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Resolution (Schooner), sunk, 19 Nov 1857