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Buffalo (Schooner), sunk, 1 Nov 1839

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The schooner BUFFALO, Rossiter, master, with a cargo of 5000 bushels of wheat, is sunk a short distance below the Frontier Mills, in Black Rock harbor. Easterly wind, low water and a sunken rock are the causes.
      The vessel we learn was owned by Colt, Kimberly, & Co., and the wheat, which was insured for 80 cents a bushel, by Kingman & Durfee, millers at the lower village.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, November 14, 1839

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SUNK -- The Schooner BUFFALO, belonging to the Troy & Erie Line, ran upon a reef in the Niagara River and sunk. She had 5,400 bushels of wheat for Black Rock, which was insured. A quantity of flour upon deck was taken off and saved.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Friday, November 15, 1839 p.3 col.1

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat & flour
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.91617 Longitude: -78.90198
William R. McNeil
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Buffalo (Schooner), sunk, 1 Nov 1839