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Chief Justice Marshall (Schooner), aground, 2 Nov 1862

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Schooner CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL, stranded in a gale, west of Barcelona, Lake Erie. Total loss with all her crew (seven lives)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

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      The schooner C.J. MARSHALL is ashore between Barcelona and Dunkirk. Crew lost.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, November 5, 1862

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      The schr. CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL is ashore between Barcelona and Dunkirk. Crew all lost. The schr. POST BOY is ashore 5 miles above Dunkirk. Crew saved. The bark CONSTITUTION run aground below this place some 10 days ago, was got of Sunday morning. The schr. RUGBY is a total wreck at the state line, and crew all lost.
      Erie Weekly Gazette
      November 6, 1862 2-6

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      BUFFALO, Nov. 5. - The schooner RUGBY is ashore near State Line. The crew all lost.
The schooner E.C. WILLIAMS lost; a portion of her crew saved.
The schooner C. J. MARSHALL is ashore between Dunkirk and Barcelona. Crew lost. *
The POST BOY is ashore above Dunkirk. Crew saved.
The loss of the five Canadian scows and crews is confirmed.
The barque CONSTITUTION, that went ashore near Fairport, has been hauled off, and is being toWed to this port.
      Goderich Signal, Semi Weekly
      November 7, 1862

      GONE TO PIECES. - The schooner POST BOY, which went ashore near Van Buren Point during the gale of the 2nd. inst., has gone to pieces. She was owned by E.A. Keys, of Conneaut, and was insured for about two-thirds of her value. Her anchors, chains and a part of her rigging will be saved. The crew all saved.
Two other vessels, the CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHAL and the RUGBY, went ashore near the POST BOY, and were lost with all hands. - Cleveland Leader.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 13, 1862

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      Disasters on the Lakes.
The gales on the Lakes on Sunday and Monday of last week was most disastrous. Amongst the shipwrecks reported are the following:-
The propeller BAY STATE, lost in the gale of Sunday night, was a fine vessel. She was commanded by Captain Marshall, of French Creek. Mr. Orley Thompson, of Vermont, was a cabin passenger, a lady and child were also in the cabin. Four passengers were in the steerage. She had a crew of sixteen. She was bound from Oswego for Lake Erie, and loaded with merchandise. The vessel was valued at $14,OOO, and the cargo was probably worth $20,000 or $30,OOO.
      The schooner ONTONAGON, of Oswego, and FARMER, of Sackett's Harbor, went ashore a short distance East of East Pier. A terrific gale was blowing at the time. The OONTONAGON had a cargo of wheat on board, loaded at Toledo consigned to Oswego. The vessel and cargo are a total loss. The FARMER had no cargo on board. The vessel is a total loss. Crews of both vessels saved.
      The schooner FLORA WATSON, bound from Toledo to Oswego, with wheat, and the schooner HARRIET ROSS bound up with salt, collided two miles from the Niagara river. The WATSON sunk in thirty feet of water.
The schooner GAZELLE, of Oswego, went ashore about half a mile below that place. She is loaded with lumber and is leaking some.
      The schooner VERMONT is ashore behindthe East river.
The schooners BOND and COUCH, and barque STORK were disabled in sails and rigging.
The schooner GAZETTE, Gross, with a cargo of lumber for Oswego, was driven ashore.
The schooner MARY ANN, Hunter, laden with peas from Canada for Oswego, was driven ashore at Point Peninsula.
The schooner ANNIE MOULTON, with barley and rye, went ashore at Big Sandy Creek.
The brig JOHN RAE was driven ashore near Niagara.
The schooner CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL is ashore between Barcelona and Dunkirk. Crew all lost.
      Goderich Signal, Semi Weekly
      November 14, 1862

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Reason: aground
Lives: 7
Hull damage: $3,500
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.34034 Longitude: -79.59588
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Chief Justice Marshall (Schooner), aground, 2 Nov 1862