The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Monsoon (Schooner), sunk, 23 Sep 1851

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MONSOON Schooner, of Milan, loaded with railroad iron and salt for this port, sprung a leak on the 23rd. on Lake Ontario, during the gale, and was obliged to throw overboard part of her deck loading. She succeeded in getting into Port Hope with some assistance, when she sunk, and now lies in four or five feet of water. About 300 bars of iron are understood to have been thrown off, which belonged to the Mad River and Lake Erie Road. Vessel and cargo, said to be insured. - Sandusky Register.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Monday, October 6, 1851.
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September 23, 1851. - Schooner MONSOON, sprung a leak, jetted 50 tons of iron, got in Port Hope, and sunk afterwards - got up. Property loss, $2,500
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: R/R.iron & salt
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95012 Longitude: -78.29953
William R. McNeil
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Monsoon (Schooner), sunk, 23 Sep 1851