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Ariadne (Schooner), capsized, 16 Apr 1822

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Gale On Lake Ontario----Letters from Sackett's harbor, of the 16th. inst. state that a violent gale was experienced there on that day. The schooner ARIADNE, Capt. Reed, the best vessel of her size on the lake, was capsized at Fox Island, near Grand Island. Crew and passengers saved. She was in ballast. The schooner JOHN, of Cape Vincent, laden with pork &c., went on shore in Sackett's Harbor Bay, a perfect wreck - crew saved. A small schooner rigged pleasure boat, which went out on the same day, with three persons, was capsized, and two of them (lee & Veges lost: the other person saved himself by swimming. It was expected many other accidents and losses had happened. -- Merchantile Adv.
      Cleaveland Weekly Herald
      Tuesday, May 14, 1822

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STORM ON LAKE ONTARIO.---A severe gale was felt on Lake Ontario on the 15th. ult. in which three vessels were wrecked, and three persons drowned. One of the vessels was the Schooner ARIADNE, owned by Messrs. Dennison and Kimball, of Sacket's Harbor.
      Buffalo Patriot
      May 7, 1822

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      VIOLENT GALE. -- From the Jefferson Republican of April 19th. -- Several severe losses occurred on this lake during the violent gale on Sunday last, the 14th inst. The elegant schooner ARIADNE, Capt. Reid, was upset, in ballast coming up from Ogdensburg, near Fox Island, this side of the mouth of the river St. Lawremce. The damage she has sustained is very great, though it is believed she may be repaired.
      The schooner JOHN, Capt. Todd, was wrecked within sight of this port, and her hull now lies at the wharf at the opposite side of the bay at this place. Her cargo, which consisted principally of barrels of produce, was partly saved, some pot-ash, however, and a great quantity of provisions were lost or quite ruined. We have conversed with several who were out in this gale, and all unite in describing it as one of the most sudden and severe that have ever occurred on the lake at this season of the year. It raged for several hours, and it is feared that many other accidents happened which have not yet come to our knowledge.
      Kingston Chronicle
      May 3, 1822

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    Latitude: 44.03728 Longitude: -76.32855
William R. McNeil
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Ariadne (Schooner), capsized, 16 Apr 1822