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Radient (Schooner), sunk, 19 Nov 1857

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RADIANT Schooner, sailed from Toledo with a cargo of wheat, and has not been heard of since, doubtless foundered in the heavy gale on Lake Erie, with all on board. Property loss $20,000 Ten lives lost.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      It is now believed beyond a doubt that the schr. RADIENT, which cleared from Toledo, for Oswego on the 18th. ult., and has not been heard since, has gone down with all on board. She probably foundered in the severe gale on Lake Erie which commenced soon after her departure. The RADIENT was a fine new vessel, but not of the largest class, valued at about $10,000, and insured for $7,500 in the Northwestern. She had on a cargo of wheat, consigned to Rawson & Co., and Ames & Sloan, of this city, which was insured. Among the crew were:
      Capt. Carey, from Clayton, who leaves a wife and 4 children. James Barrett of Oswego, leaves a wife and 2 children. Philander Lee, of Oswego, leaves a wife and 1 child. Adam Plenderieth, of Oswego, leaves a wife and 1 child. - Oswego Pal., Sat.
      Detroit Free Press
      December 16, 1857

Schooner RADIANT, a new vessel in command of Capt. Carey, with a cargo of wheat foundered app. Nov. 20th.
      Toronto Globe
      December 18, 1857

NOTE: should be RADIANT

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 10
Hull damage: $10,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Radient (Schooner), sunk, 19 Nov 1857