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Tornado (Bark), aground, 24 Nov 1860


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Bark TORNADO, cargo corn, stranded on Wolf Island in a snow storm, all of her crew lost. (10 lives)
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO. - The schooner TORNADO, from Chicago, with a cargo of corn, was wrecked during the gale of Saturday and Sunday, near Kingston. The crew is supposed to be lost. The vessel has gone to pieces.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, November 27, 1860

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More Disasters . - We have heard of the following disasters on the lake since our report yesterday P.M.: Schooner REVOLVING LIGHT, with a cargo of wheat, is ashore at Cape Vincent. Schooner A. HANDY is ashore at South Bay, lost her boat, some of he canvas, and is leaking. Schooner ENTERPRISE, bound from Wilson to this port with wheat, is ashore at Long Point. Schooner OMAR PASHA, with a cargo of wheat from Toronto, is wrecked near Stoney Point. The cook perished. Schooner EDITH, light, is reported a wreck one mile above Stoney Point. Schooner QUEEN CITY put into Kingston with loss of sails.
Propeller COASTER is ashore eight miles below Stone Mills, Canada, and will be a total wreck. Schooner TORNADO, with a cargo of corn from Chicago, is wrecked near Kingston. Crew all lost, and vessel gone to pieces. Schooner MARCO POLO is capsized near Long Point. Schooners ST. GEORGE, MARY, WILD ROVER, and two or three others, names unknown, are ashore near South Bay. The latter was bound from Milwaukee to this port with wheat.
Schooner CAPE HORN, from Milwaukee to this port with wheat, is ashore at Point Peninsula, with four feet of water in her hold. Cargo mostly gone. Capt. Estes, of the steamer ONTARIO, reports a black three-master vessel ashore on one of the islands down the lake, but she was so covered with ice he could not make out her name. The barques CLAYTON and QUEBEC, bound for the St. Lawrence, are ashore above Kingston.
The tug PAGE left here this morning, on a wrecking cruise. She will first go to the relief of the schooner MARQUETTE, ashore near Nicholson's Island, after which the vessels beached at other points along the Canadian shore can obtain her assistance if desired. Capt King telegraphs that the MARQUETTE can be got off without much difficulty. The tug BLOORE, Capt. Wheeler, has gone down the lake to render assistance to the vessels ashore between Cape Vincent and Stoney Point.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      Tues., November 27, 1860


Barque TORNADO ashore at Sand Bay, at the head of the channel, American side
near Cape Vincent. (condensed)
      Toronto Globe
      Wednesday, November 28, 1860

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      Schr. TORNADO ashore and gone to pieces at Tibbitt's Point
      Toronto Globe
      Friday, November 30, 1860
      Also
      Lives lost in the gale
      Prop. DACOTAH 24 lives
      " JERSEY CITY 17 "
      " CUTAHOGA 1 "
      Brig F.B. GARDNER 1 "
      Schr. MARCO POLO 8 "
      " Wm. MAXWELL 7 "
      " TORNADO 8 "

      Ibid (Globe, Nov. 30, 1860)

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Bark TORNADO, (canadian) 333 Tons. Built Kingston by G. Ault in 1856. Owned by J.D. Morton. Port of hail, Kingston. Value $8,200. Class B 1.
REMARKS -- Bottom of prop. INKERMAN, Flat.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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      Among the vessels driven ashore in the great gale last fall was the bark TORNADO. She was laden with a cargo of corn from Chicago for Kingston, and was beached at Sand Bay, head of Wolf Island, where she has remained during the winter. On Friday noon last the wrecking tug PAGE, Capt. Munson, left here for the purpose of getting her off, and last evening the captain telegraphed to the N. W. Insurance Company, announcing his arrival at Kingston with the vessel in tow. Capt. Munson, with his powerful tug and steam pumps, seldom if ever fails in any work of this kind he undertakes. - Oswego Times
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 19, 1861

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: 10
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $7,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Rebuilt as The STORK
Date of Original:
1860
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Local identifier:
McN.W.4232
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.170277 Longitude: -76.408055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Tornado (Bark), aground, 24 Nov 1860