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Fairwind (Schooner), damaged cargo, 1 Sep 1860

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Schooner FAIRWIND, cargo lumber and flour, sprung a leak on Lake Ontario, and damaged flour.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

      . . . . .

      It is reported by the schooner INDIAN QUEEN, from Burwell, C. W., that the schooner FAIR WIND, of Burwell, and all hands had been lost on Lake Ontario. Also, the schooner VELOCITY, of Burwell, capsized on Lake Ontario; 3 of the crew
drowned and two saved.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, October 1, 1860

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      The body of Captain Samuel Berger, who was lost from the schooner FAIR WIND recently, has been found and buried at Port Burwell, C. W.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, October 13, 1860

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Reason: damaged cargo
Lives: ?
Hull damage: $50
Cargo: $200
Freight: lumber & flour
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Fairwind (Schooner), damaged cargo, 1 Sep 1860