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White Squall (Schooner), U26248, aground, 1 Nov 1861

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WHITE SQUALL Schooner, cargo coal, ashore at Point Au Pelee, Lake Erie, jetted cargo and got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

We received yesterday from Pt. Pelee further particulars relative to the vessels ashore that vicinity. In addition to the schrs. ORIOLE and NORTH STAR, already reported ashore, there is the W.B. OGDEN and WHITE SQUALL. The brig BANNER was supposed to be the vessel of that class ashore on Pt. Pelee Island, this, however, proves to be incorrect, as the BANNER has since passed up. The schr. CONVOY, which was also stated as one of the number, has arrived at this port. The schr. BEN FLINT is said to be on Chickalom Reef with her colors at half mast. The bark OCEAN WAVE is also somewhere in that vicinity shorn of all her canvass. There is probably not less than 10 or 12 vessels ashore near the island, the names of which have not been received.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 5, 1861 4-4

The schr. WHITE SQUALL one of the number ashore at pt. Pelee, has been got off and towed to this city. Her damages are not serious.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 10, 1861 4-5

Schooner WHITE SQUALL. U. S. No. 26248. Of 211.53 tons gross. Built Clayton, N.Y. 1853 by John Oades. Two masts. 131.0 x 25.3 x 10.4 -- Sunk by collision Saginaw Bay 1872
      Herman Runge List
Schooner WHITE SQUALL. U. S. No. 26248. Of 211.53 tons gross. Home port, Detroit, Mich. _ Listed as lost 1872.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1873

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $700
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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White Squall (Schooner), U26248, aground, 1 Nov 1861