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George Thurston (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1869

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Bark GEORGE THURSTON, cargo wheat, on Nicholson's Island, Lake Ontario; a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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Capt. Courriean, of Toledo, agent for the Western Assurance Co., has returned from Nicholson Island and, after having secured 5,000 bu. wheat, part of the cargo of the GEORGE THURSTON, and all the ships stores, which have been placed in a storehouse. The wheat saved is in good condition. It was concluded to abandon efforts to save the vessel this winter, but if she holds together until spring an effort will be made to get her off. The Journal says the insurance Companies have, we believe settled with the owners of the vessel, Messrs. Norris & Neelon, of St. Catharines, and also with the owner of the cargo.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 17, 1869 3-3

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John Donnelly, wrecker, with the government tug steamer HIRAM CALVIN has succeeded in pulling off the barque GEORGE THURSTON which has been aground on a point at Nicholson's Island since November last, and delivered her safely at Messrs. rathbun & Co.'s shipyard at Mill Point.
      Toronto Globe
      July 1, 1870

Barque GEORGE THURSTON, of Port Dalhousie, and eleven years old, bound from Port Dalhousie to Oswego, on November 17, 1869, vessel dragged anchor during stress of weather at Nicholas Island. No lives lost.
      Statement of Wreck and Casualties, during the years 1868 & 1869
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries, Sessional Papers, (No. 11) A, 1870

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George Thurston (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1869