The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Young Phoenix (Schooner), sunk, 1 Sep 1818

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" Arrived on Sunday morning on board the schooner CALEDONIA, 50 settlers from the
County of Tipperary, Ireland, accompanied by a gentleman from that place of the name
of Richard Talbot, who, by an arrangement made with lord Bathurst by advancing £10 with each adult had their passage across the Atlantic provided for them and five weeks' provisions with a promise 100 acres of land to each male above 17 years of age. The money advanced to be refunded as soon as they are settled upon their lands. One hundred and sixty came out with Mr. Talbot under that arrangement, viz., 60 males and 100 females.
There is no doubt but the banks of Lake Erie from the old settlement at Long Point to Amherstburg will be settled some distance back this season. The settler could never come in a better time as a quantity of flour we are told remains unsold both in the London and Western Districts. The new settlers upon the uncultivated lands between the old Settlements will have a plentiful supply of that useful article and the old settlers will have a good market for their surplus produce.
      Niagara Gleamer
      September 17, 1818

      We are sorry to hear that the emigrants from Ireland who passed here about 10 days
ago on their way to Port Talbot were cast away on board the "YOUNG PHOENIX" off Long
Point on the south shore 45 miles from Buffalo and narrowly escaped with their lives and lost nearly all their effects. We understand a small vessel was afterwards purchased to carry them to the north side of the lake.'
      Niagara Gleamer
      September 24, 1818

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Reason: sunk
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Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Young Phoenix (Schooner), sunk, 1 Sep 1818