The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James Leslie (Schooner), aground, 1 Aug 1869

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LESLIE, JAMES Schooner, sprung a leak and ashore at Oak Orchard, Lake Ontario; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The St. Cathrines Times says that on last Sunday afternoon, about 4:00, while about 12 miles west of Oak Orchard, on the south shore of Lake Ontario, Capt. Rollo, of the Northern Transportation Co.'s prop. CITY OF NEW YORK, perceived a vessel at some distance, which seemed to be in distress. Another vessel was bearing down towards her, and lowered a boat and sent 2 men on board. Capt. Rollo, also approached, with a view to render any assistance in his power. The vessel proved to be the JAMES LESLIE of Darlington, laden with coal, and appeared to have been entirely abandoned by her crew. The men who had been sent on board from the other vessel, contrary to the advice of Capt. Rollo, squared her for the neighboring beach. Her mainsail and foresail were still standing and she soon ran ashore where she now lies. If attended to in time there is nothing to hinder her being safely taken off, though she appears to be leaking badly.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 24, 1869 3-4

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27422 Longitude: -78.33252
William R. McNeil
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James Leslie (Schooner), aground, 1 Aug 1869