The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montana (Schooner), U16340, aground, 1 Apr 1866

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MONTANA Schooner, ashore near Wilson, April 1866; got off. property loss $1,500
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

Buffalo, April 25.---The schooner MONTANA is ashore 18 miles east of the Niagara River, on Lake Ontario (condensed)
      Toledo Blade
      April 25, 1866

Oswego, April 25.--The gale which set in on Monday continued up to this morning and several disasters have occurred to vessels on Lake Ontario. The Schooner BANTAMA (MONTANA), bound from this port to Chicago with coal, is ashore near Oak Orchard Creek. (condensed)
      Toledo Blade
      April 25, 1866

MONTANA Schooner of 422 tons, owned at Clayton by Fowler & Essltyne. Bound from Oswego to Chicago, went ashore at Orchard Creek, Lake Ontario, April 1866. Loss to ship $1,600 insurance $980. Loss to cargo $1,300 insurance $675.
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873, U. S. Coast Guard Report

Schooner MONTANA. U. S. No. 16340. Of 345.59 tons gross; 328.32 tons net. Built Clayton, N.Y. 1864. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 138.0 x 27.7 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,500
Cargo: $1,300
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.30978 Longitude: -78.82615
William R. McNeil
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Montana (Schooner), U16340, aground, 1 Apr 1866