HANDY, AGUSTUS Schooner, cargo wheat, lost canvas, boat &c., in a snow-storm on Lake Ontario, ran into South Bay for shelter
Buffalo Morning Express
March 11, 1861. Casualty List, 1860
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
From South Bay. - The tug PAGE arrived here Saturday afternoon from South Bay with the schooner A. HANDY in tow. It will be remembered that the HANDY was disabled in the late gale by losing canvas and boat. The schooner Arctic which went ashore at Presque Isle, was got off by the tug and was towed into port. The captain of the PAGE reports that the schooner MARQUETTE, ashore at Nicholson's island, is being discharged of her coal, she lies in about three feet of water.
The PAGE returned to the Canada shore this morning, to relieve the schooner WILD ROVER, ashore we believe at South Bay or vicinity. The tug MORGAN has gone to the relief of the schooner GAME COCK, ashore at Point Peninsula. She took one of the North Western's steam pumps with her.
Oswego Commercial Times
Tues., December 3, 1860