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Welland (Schooner), capsized, 5 Nov 1857

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WELLAND Schooner, capsized off St. Joseph, cargo wood. total loss with eight men. Property loss $1,200.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

LOSS OF THE SCHOONER WELLAND. -- Intelligence reached this city, of the capsizing of the schooner WELLAND, between St. Joseph and this port. She left St. Joseph on the 4th inst, with a load of wood for this port, and nothing was heard of her until the Friday following, when she was found bottom up. There is a faint hope that the crew, composed of Capt. McDonald and seven men, may have been picked up; but the probability is that they have met a watery grave. She is supposed to have capsized in the gale of the 5th inst. -- Chicago Press, 13th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 16, 1857

Schooner WELLAND. Of 153 tons. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1847, by Louis Shickluna. Became American in 1868 with U. S. No. 26897.
      Herman Runge Notes

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 8
Freight: wood
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
William R. McNeil
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Welland (Schooner), capsized, 5 Nov 1857