The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Allison (Schooner), capsized, 11 Nov 1835

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The Gale - We continue to receive particulars in regard to the late gale. The schr. COMET, Capt. Smith, we learn from the Fredonia Censor, foundered 2 miles above Dunkirk, and all on board , 7 individuals, perished. The schr. ALLISON, Capt. Ward, with salt and iron, was driven into Silver Creek Harbor, capsized, filled with water, and two hands drowned. One or two wrecks are said to have been seen off Dunkirk on Monday last.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Saturday, November 21, 1835 2-1

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Portland Harbor, we understand, sustained much injury, 2 wharves and 2 store houses carried off, and 2 lives lost, William McHenry and Thomas Crossgrove. The schooner ALLISON, Capt. Ward, belonging to Stephen West of Dunkirk, freighted with salt and iron, for this port, being driven back, ran into Silver Creek, capsized and sunk, vessel and 2 lives lost, Ashel Bowers of Portland and Haven Cook, aged about 14 years, son of Mr. Barnabas Cook, of Sheridan. - Dunkirk Beacon.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 19, 1835

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 2
Freight: salt & iron
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.54423 Longitude: -79.16671
William R. McNeil
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Allison (Schooner), capsized, 11 Nov 1835