The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Florida (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1842

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Ashore on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie, during the big storm of November 14th, 15th. and 16th. 1842.
The Schooner FLORIDA of Buffalo, a total wreck, loaded with flour and pork.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Wed. Nov. 30, 1842 p.2 col.2 & 3

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The following schooners are ashore on the Canada side near Gravelly Bay: INDIANA, loaded with salt, a total wreck: MISSISSIPPI, Capt. Raymond, for Kingston, loaded with flour and pork, a total wreck. A little above Point Abino is the FLORIDA, loaded with flour, pork and whiskey for this port.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 21, 1842

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Schr. FLORIDA, ashore near Point Abino. Total loss. Loss and damage to vessel $2,500. Loss and damage to cargo $1,483. No lives lost.
      Losses by the November Gale
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 18, 1843

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $1,483
Freight: whiskey, flour &c
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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Florida (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1842