The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Markwell (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1866

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MARKWELL Schooner, cargo stone, went ashore and sunk at Chaumont Bay, July 1866. Raised and repaired at Kingston. Property loss $3,500
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

      MARKWELL Schooner of 104 tons, owned at Oswego by J. McManus. Bound from Belleville to Oswego, sunk in Chaumont Bay, lake Ontario, July 1866. Loss to ship $1,300 insurance $700. Loss to cargo $1,900 insurance on cargo $800.
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873, U. S. Coast Guard Report

      SCHOONER MARKWELL. - The tug TORNADO arrived here yesterday from Chaumont Bay, where she had been for the purpose of raising the schooner MARKWELL. Two steam pumps were employed, but they could not keep the vessel free of water, and she was abandoned. She was laden with stone, and bound to this port. - Oswego Times.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 23, 1866

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,500
Freight: stone
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.04617 Longitude: -76.20243
William R. McNeil
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Markwell (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1866