The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Julia (Schooner), capsized, 24 Oct 1815

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A SHOCKING ACCIDENT. -- On Tuesday last, the schooner JULIA, Capt. Snow, of Oswego, sailed from Lewiston with thirty persons on board, men, women and children; the schooner is supposed to have upset in the squall of Thursday night, and every person on board to have perished. The schooner has since driven ashore near Pultneyville.
      A sloop at the same time drove ashore, without a soul on board. ---- Albany, Nov. 3.
      Kingston Gazette
      November 25, 1815

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      On Tuesday the 24th ult., the Schooner JULIA, belonging to Matthew McNair, of Oswego, was lost in the gale on Lake Ontario, and every soul on board perished. The number of persons on board, besides the crew, is variously stated. The JULIA cleared at Niagara, and was bound to Oswego; and having little or no ballast, she capsized. The wreck drifted ashore near Pultneyville, on Wednesday, but nothing was discovered of the passengers or crew.
      Buffalo Gazette & Niagara Intelligencer
      Tuesday, November 14 th. 1815

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 30
Remarks: Recovered ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Julia (Schooner), capsized, 24 Oct 1815