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Supply (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1867


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Schooner SUPPLY, ashore at Port Colborne; got off.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie
      Toledo Blade December 21, 1867

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      THE GALE SUNDAY NIGHT.
      LOSS OF LIFE AND THE PROPELLER "ACME"
      Although the gale that occurred on Sunday night, did no material damage in our city, we are unable to say the same of the lakes; it having proved very disastrous to the shipping.
      The magnificent propeller ACME, of the Western Transportation's line, encountered the gale in all its strength, and foundered 15 miles from Dunkirk. When Capt. Dickson found that he could not save his vessel, he ordered his men to take to their life boats, which they did. Part of their crew landed at Dunkirk and the rest of them landed at Silver Creek. The ACME had no passengers. The men arrived here on board the Revenue cutter COMMODORE PERRY last night from Dunkirk.
      The brig GEN. WORTH, owned by Messrs. Richardson & Rosenbury, of this city, foundered off of Barcelona, and the debris was going ashore at that port. Fears are entertained for the safety of the crew.
      The schooner SUPPLY is ashore at Port Colborne; no particulars.
      An unknown vessel is reported sunk above Sturgeon Point. Nothing has been heard from her crew.
      A schooner went ashore at Black Rock.
      The schooner ATLANTA had a narrow escape from foundering; but reached this port safe yesterday morning.
      The bark P.S. MARSH had two sailors washed overboard and drowned, near Grand River. Their names are Cyrus Gates and Frederick Pierce, the former mentioned is from Indiana, but the residence of the other is unknown.
      We shall no doubt, before many hours have passed, receive tidings of fresh disasters. The seamen say that they had the roughest time on the lakes during the gale than they ever experienced.
      Buffalo Daily Post
      Tuesday, November 5, 1867

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      The schr. SUPPLY, that went ashore at Port Colborne, near the pier, has been got off, and arrived here today. She is not much injured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 9, 1867 3-5

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      The schooner SUPPLY has been towed into Buffalo. She has sustained but little damage.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Tuesday, November 12, 1867

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      It will take, it is estimated, $6,000 or $7,000 to repair the brig GEN. WORTH, and some $3,000 to repair the schooner SUPPLY. Both vessels are now at Buffalo.
      Toledo Blade
      November 16, 1867


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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1867
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Local identifier:
McN.W.8581
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Supply (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1867