The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Olivia (Schooner), capsized, 18 Oct 1871

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Schooner OLIVIA, capsized on Lake Ontario, one life lost; vessel a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      Oswego, N.Y., Oct. 19.
The schooner OLIVIA, from Bay Quinte to this port, laden with lumber, capsized yesterday forenoon twelve miles off this port. The crew of six men came to shore in a yawl. The cook, a boy, was drowned.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, October 19, 1871

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      TAKEN TO PORT. - The revenue cutter S.P. CHASE picked up the schooner OLIVIA at Stony Island Passage. She was towed into Sackets Harbor. There was no sign of the drowned steward. The hull of the vessel is all right, but her spars and sails are a complete wreck.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, October 24, 1871

The schooner OLIVIA, which was wrecked, thrown on her beam ends and dismasted near Oswego, in a gale last fall, has been hauled out and thoroughly repaired by Mr. Jamison, at Rathbun's ship yard, Mill Point, during the past winter, and was most successfully launched on Tuesday last. She looks like a new boat now.
      Daily News, Kingston
      May 4, 1872

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 1
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Olivia (Schooner), capsized, 18 Oct 1871