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Wild Rover (Schooner), aground, 24 Nov 1860


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WILD ROVER Schooner, cargo wheat, ashore in a snow storm on South Bay Point, Lake Ontario. Got off.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO. - The schooner WILD ROVER went ashore in the gale of Saturday, at South Bay Point, Lake Ontario, with 8,000 bushels of wheat.
      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



Oswego, Nov. 27 - The bark CLEVELAND, and a bark supposed to be the CLAYTON, are ashore at the head of Long Island. The schr. NONPAREIL is at Sacket Harbor with her rails gone. The bark FONTANELLE is ashore at the crossing place, Fox Island. The schr. WILD ROVER is ashore at South Bay, Point Ida. The schr. SARAH is ashore opposite Kingston. The COLARAINE is ashore on the rocks near Brockville. A white bark, name unknown, is ashore at Cedar Island. There are two steamers ashore on Four Mile Pt.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 28, 1860

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      The schooner WILD ROVER, that went ashore on Lake Ontario, is off and in South Bay safe, from where she will be taken to Kingston.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 24, 1860

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      The schooner WILD ROVER, wrecked last fall at South Bay Point, Lake Ontario has been thoroughly repaired at Kingston, C. W., and will come out as good as new at the beginning of the season.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 5, 1861

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,567
Cargo: $14,100
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1860
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Local identifier:
McN.W.4277
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.933888 Longitude: -76.892777
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Wild Rover (Schooner), aground, 24 Nov 1860