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Mary (Schooner), aground, 25 Nov 1860


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Schooner MARY, ashore on Timber Island, Lake Ontario. Got off.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO. - . . . . . Schooner MARY is ashore on Timber Island. . . . . .
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 28, 1860

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The schr. MARY is ashore on Timber Island, Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 28, 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


The schooner MARY, of St. Catharines, which went ashore near South Bay, has been got off by the tug PAGE and towed into Kingston. The PAGE has now gone to the relief of the barque Quebec, ashore at Nine Mile Point, near Kingston.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      Friday, December 7, 1860



      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:- Schooner MARY, towed into Kingston by the tug PAGE, very little damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, December 8, 1860

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1860
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McN.W.4281
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.957777 Longitude: -76.837222
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Mary (Schooner), aground, 25 Nov 1860