The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
London (Schooner), struck pier, 20 Oct 1858

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Schooner LONDON (C), cargo lumber, struck the pier at Sodus, Lake Ontario, and became a total loss, cargo saved. Property loss $2,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      ASHORE. - The Canadian schooner LONDON, Captain Griggs, with a cargo of lumber for this port, went ashore at Big Sodus, Wednesday night. The Northwestern Insurance Co's wrecking tug A.S. PAGE went up this morning, with the scow SAMPSON, to get her off. - Oswego Times, 22nd.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 28, 1858

Fore & aft schooner LONDON, of 63 tons. Owned by Sutherland & Co. Home port, Port Hope. Rebuilt Cobourg 1848 Class AE. [2nd. class] Value £500 REMARKS:-- Formerly a propeller.
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854
LONDON, built Cobourg 1843. of about 150 tons. DISPOSITION;-- Lost Lake Ontario, 1858.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steamships
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930

      LAUNCH. -- We are informed that the Railway Co. intends to launch on Monday at 4 p. m. from their yard another of the steam schooners built for Messrs. Woodward & Hutchison of Port Stanley, to be called the LONDON -- these vessels fitted with the Ericson propellers, if successful, of which there can be no doubt, will form a new era in the history of the navigation of this province, carrying as they are intended to do, a full cargo from the upper lakes to Montreal and Quebec without breaking bulk. They are to decend the rapids to Lachine and return by the Rideau Canal. We wish the enterprising proprietors the success their energy deserves.
      The St. THOMAS launched some time since, was expected to leave Niagara this day on her first upwards trip, and will be here in a week or 10 days on her way to Montreal
      Kingston Gazette & Chronicle
      June 2, 1842 (maybe June 6)
      UNION OF THE LAKES AND OCEAN. - The British steamer LONDON, Capt. A. J. Baker, arrived at Oswego from Montreal, June 2nd. The navigation by steam is therefore open for the smaller class of steam vessels from Lake Michigan to the Ocean. In less than two years the whole Canadian route, from Lake Michigan to the Ocean, will be open to the larger class of steamers; and it will be no uncommon sight to see ships up at the northern ports of Ohio, direct for ports on the Atlantic, via the St. Lawrence River. - Com. ? Atlas.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 5, 1844

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Reason: struck pier
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.23784 Longitude: -77.06136
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London (Schooner), struck pier, 20 Oct 1858