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Marquette (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1860

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Schooner MARQUETTE, cargo coal and water lime, went ashore in a snow-storm near Nicholsons Island, Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      Disasters . - The gale on this lake Saturday and Sunday was terrific. The following is a list of the disasters as ascertained:
The schooner GAME COCK, Capt. Leonard, bound from this port for Detroit with coal, is ashore at Point Peninsula, at the foot of the lake, in two feet of water. The schooner MARQUETTE, Capt. King, bound from this port to Chicago with coal and waterlime, is ashore at Nicholson's Island, above Long Point on the Canada side. The tug PAGE is going to her assistance.
The schooner CASCADE, bound from Lake Michigan to this port with wheat, put by in the gale and reached Sacketts Harbor with loss of canvas. The schooner MINNEHAHA, Capt. Becker, bound from Toledo to Ogdensburg with wheat, dragged her anchor and went ashore at Cape Vincent. The schooner MARY SELINA, Capt. Philip, bound from Canada to this port with lumber, is ashore at Cape Vincent.
The schooner COMET, Capt. Woodhull, with barley, rye and oats from Youngstown for this port, is ashore one mile below Big Sodus. The schooner J.J. MORLEY, Capt. Brewer, is ashore near Hatter's Bay, above Kingston, and is bilged. The schooner J.P. KIRTLAND sustained some damage in the lower harbor by the action of the waves.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      Monday, November 16, 1860

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

      Schooner MARQUETTE, at Nicholson Island, Lake Ontario, with coal, has been got off with little damage to vessel or cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, December 8, 1860

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: coal & water lime
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Marquette (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1860