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Liguire (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1842

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The stern of a vessel is visable at Point Abino, supposed to be the schooner LIGUIRE of Detroit, wrecked with a cargo of supplies. Buffalo Commercial, Monday.
      Chicago Plain Dealer
      Wed. Dec. 7, 1842 P.2 col.2

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Reports from Canada say that the stern of a schooner is visible off Point Abino, and that bbls. of flour marked "Verona Mills, B. B." were drifting ashore. This vessel is supposed to be the schooner LIGUIRE, from Detroit. She has not we believe been heard from since the gale.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 28, 1842

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Schr. LIGURE, ashore near Point Abino. Total loss. Loss and damage to vessel $1,500. Loss and damage to cargo $2,500. Six lives lost.
      Losses By The November Gale
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 18, 1843

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Loss Of The Schr. LAGUIRE -- We are informed by Capt. Parker, owner of the schr. LAGUIRE, who has for some days past been on the coast about Pt. Abino, endeavoring to obtain some trace of his vessel, that near Windmill Point, an after-hatch was found, about 7 ft. square, painted lead color, belonging to some vessel unknown; likewise a forward hatch, painted green, apparently from the same vessel. A large green galley, with a provision box attached, was found at Point Abino. There were no marks on them by which the vessel to which they belonged could be identified. Capt. Parker was informed by Capt. Sloan, who resides at Point Abino, that two timber heads, with a plank across, are on the reef, at the extreme end of the Point. Considerable quantity of pork, which had washed ashore from wrecked vessels, had been picked up by the inhabitants, and appropriated to their own use. Capt. P. was not able to discover any vestige of his own vessel, but a quantity of flour known to have been on board, has been found on the coast. There is no doubt but that the whole of the unfortunate crew perished. The following are their names: Daniel N. Smith, acting master; Charles Cox, mate; James Read, Wm. Stowell, John Wallace, deck hands.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 17, 1842

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Reason: aground
Lives: 6
Hull damage: $1,500
Cargo: $2,500
Freight: flour
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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Liguire (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1842