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Frontier (Schooner), aground, 25 Nov 1848

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FRONTIER Schooner, going into Oswego on Sat. morning, went ashore in the East Harbor - got off with slight damage, Nov. 25, 1848.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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Grain Boat Ashore. -- The schooner Frontier went ashore in the East Harbor when coming in this morning, the wind blowing strong from the Northwest, with a heavy sea. She is loaded with wheat, and lays exposed to the action of the sea, and her safety depends on the turn of the weather. She is insured with her cargo in the North Western office.
      Oswego Times
      November 25, 1848

Marine- During the gale on Saturday, the brig BURLINGTON from Lake Erie, and the schooner SENECA of this port, were driven by, while striving to make the Oswego harbor. The BURLINGTON, unable to make the Sacketts Harbor passage, went into the mouth of Stoney Creek, and was taken by the force of the sea over the bar and safely lodged in five feet of water, where she now lies. She has a cargo of wheat some of which must be damaged, having shipped seas that gave her two feet of water, which was pumped out after she went ashore. She will probably be got off with little damage to the vessel after discharging her cargo. The SENECA made the Sackets Harbor passage, but went ashore inside, where we understand she lays in safety, and will probably be got off with little damage to vessel or cargo. the Schooner FRONTIER which went ashore in the east harbor on Saturday morning while coming in, has got off without material damage after discharging her cargo- Oswego Times.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, November 29, 1848

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
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Frontier (Schooner), aground, 25 Nov 1848