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Cape Horn (Schooner), U4345, aground, 24 Nov 1860

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Schooner CAPE HORN, cargo wheat, ashore at Point Peninsula, Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 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

Schooner CAPE HORN. U. S. No. 4345. Of 202.93 tons gross; 192.79 tons net. Built Hurton, O., 1857. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 121.4 x 215.4 x 9.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
The schr. CAPE HORN with a cargo of 12,000 bushels of wheat from Milwaukee for Oswego, is ashore on Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 28, 1860

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The tug PERRY has gone to the assistance of the schooner CAPE HORN, ashore at Point Peninsula. The schooner COLERAINE, which went ashore on the rocks near Brockville, has been got off. We learn by letter to J.M. Croilius, that the schooner CATHARINE, Capt. George Wilson, which left this port on Friday for Hamilton, with about 60 tons of coal, is ashore, but where, the letter does not state.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      Thurs., December 6, 1860

Schooner CAPE HORN, ashore at Point Peninsula, Lake Ontario, with a cargo of wheat, has been got off with very little damage to vessel or cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, December 8, 1860

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SCHOONER CAPE HORN. -- We learn from a telegraph received by Capt. Dorr, this morning, that this vessel, which went ashore in the gale of November last, on Lake Ontario, was got off by the tug PAGE, and taken into Oswego yesterday, (3rd.) She appears to be but little damaged, and is easily kept free with one steam pump.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 4, 1861

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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    Latitude: 44.0195 Longitude: -76.21743
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Cape Horn (Schooner), U4345, aground, 24 Nov 1860