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Elmira (Schooner), struck pier, 1 Aug 1866

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ELMIRA Schooner, of 76 tons, owned at Racine by J. Muehler. Bound from Toronto to Genesee, August 1866 vessel struck pier at Genesee, Lake Ontario and became a total loss. Loss to ship $2,800, insurance nil. Loss to cargo $600 insurance, nil
      Marine Disasters on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      STORM. - Rochester, Aug. 8. - A heavy north-east storm is prevailing today on Lake Ontario.
      The Canadian schooner ELMIRA, laden with stave bolts, in endeavoring to enter the harbor of Genesee about 9 o'clock this morning, struck upon the sunken east pier and became a wreck.
      Captain J.H. Tredyard manned a life boat with twelve stout men and rescued the crew who were clinging to the rigging, and the waves swept over the wreck.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 10, 1866

Schooner ELMIRA, cargo of stave bolts, struck on the sunken east pier at the harbor of Genesee on Aug. 9th, and became a wreck.
      Toronto Globe
      Aug. 14th., & 20th., 1866 (condensed)

Schooner ELMIRA, built Black River, Ohio, 1852. Lost Lake Ontario, 1866
      Herman Runge Notes

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Reason: struck pier
Hull damage: $2,800
Cargo: $600
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
William R. McNeil
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Elmira (Schooner), struck pier, 1 Aug 1866