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Grey Eagle (Schooner), U10792, aground, 22 Nov 1862

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GREY EAGLE Schooner, cargo wheat, ashore east of the Pier at Genesee River. Got off, cargo total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863. Casualty List, 1862

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SCHOONER SUNK. - The schooner GREY EAGLE, while attempting to enter the harbor at Charlotte to escape the storm of Saturday night, struck against some of the piles, the remnants of the old pier, on the east side of the river and sunk. sunk. She had on a cargo of wheat and was bound for Oswego. Her cargo is a total loss. A life-boat was sent out from Charlotte and rescued her crew. - Rochester Express.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, November 26, 1862

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      A schooner also arrived from Oswego to take out the cargo of the wrecked schooner GREY EAGLE, lying on the beach just east of the east pier. A scow took off 300 bu., of dry wheat from the EAGLE and brought it in, and the relief schooner was engaged yesterday all day removing the wet wheat. The weather was very favorable and it was thought the craft would be got off the beach without difficulty.
      Rochester Union and Advertiser
      November 26, 1862 2-2

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The tug H.N. MARTIN, Capt. Cook, it will be seen, cleared yesterday for Charlotte, port of Genesee, with two steam pumps of the Home Insurance Co., to aid in raising the schooner GREY EAGLE, that was sunk at the mouth of the
Genesee River in the late gale on Lake Ontario. The steam pumps could not be shipped to Rochester and it became necessary for the Insurance Company to charter the MARTIN to take them, via the Welland Canal to Charlotte.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 27, 1862

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The schooner GREY EAGLE which went ashore east of the pier ay Charlotte on the night of the 22nd. inst., was taken off on Saturday by the tug MARTIN from Buffalo, after her cargo of wheat had been chiefly removed and she had been pumped out. She was taken in tow and left for Oswego for repairs.
      Rochester Union and Advertiser
      December 1, 1862 2-1

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      Schooner GREY EAGLE. 87 tons. Built 1856 at Sodus by H. Doviel. Owned by B.F. Green. Home port, Sodus. Value $2,500. Class B 1. REMARKS. -- botton of schr. R.F. WILSON, repaired in 1863
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1863

Schooner GRAY EAGLE. U. S. No. 10792. Of 64.01 tons. Home port, Rochester, N.Y,
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $800
Cargo: $4,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
William R. McNeil
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Grey Eagle (Schooner), U10792, aground, 22 Nov 1862