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Mary Watson (Schooner), aground, 9 Oct 1858

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Schooner MARY WATSON (C), cargo coal and salt, ashore at Goderich. Total loss. Property loss $3,200
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      THE STORM. - Seldom have we witnessed a storm so violent and terrific as that which raged during the 7th, 8th, and 9th, inst.
      One continued, howling hurricane - at times the cold rain beat down in torrents, and showers of hail added fury to the tempest. A large American scow laden with lumber, was driven ashore a few miles below the town, and must become a total wreck. The schooner MARY WATSON is a total wreck upon the north pier. Her cargo consisted chiefly of salt, pig-iron, and coal; the pig-iron and a part of the coal will be saved - the salt, of course, will be lost.
      The MARY WATSON is the property of Messrs. Seymour, of Goderich, who had an insurance upon her for $300.
      While we are writing, a communication is received from our friend Mr. Gunn, of Inverhuron, giving the melancholy intelligence of the loss of the WAVE, Captain and one hand, at that place. - Huron Signal.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 15, 1858

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal & salt
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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Mary Watson (Schooner), aground, 9 Oct 1858