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S. D. Woodruff (Bark), sunk, 25 Nov 1860

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Bark S.D. WOODRUFF, sunk at Cobourg, Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      The schooner COLERAINE is reported ashore on the rocks near Brockville. A white barque, name unknown, is ashore at Cedar Island. The barque S.D. WOODRUFF is sunk at Cobourg. The schooner WELLAND is ashore at Presque Isle. The barque CLEVELAND, bound from Chicago to this port with wheat, is ashore on one of the islands below Kingston. The barque FONTANELLE is ashore at Fox Island, near Cape Vincent. The schooner SARAH, Capt. Braund, is ashore near Kingston. The schooner MARY, of St. Catharines, is ashore at Timber Island. The barque CLAYTON is in the Welland Canal, consequently she did not go ashore down the lake, as reported by us yesterday.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      Wed., November 18, 1860

      GOT OFF. - The bark S.D. WOODRUFF, ashore at Coburgh, on Lake Ontario has been got off without the aid of a tug or steam pump.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, December 1, 1860

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      We are informed by Capt. Vin't Bidwell, of the Aetna Insurance Co., who has just returned from a tour around Lake Ontario, of the condition of the vessels that were disabled by recent gales, as follows: . . Bark WOODRUFF, at Cobourg, damaged about $1,500; off and inside the harbor.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, December 8, 1860

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,500
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
William R. McNeil
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S. D. Woodruff (Bark), sunk, 25 Nov 1860