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