The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Matilda (Schooner), aground, 15 Sep 1839

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ANOTHER SCHOONER LOST.---We learn by the Sacket's Harbor Journal, that the Canadian Schooner MATILDA, Capt. Cameron, went ashore near the same place on the Canada shore of Lake Ontario, and in the same gale with the NEW YORK. The Captain and three men perished by the shipwreck,
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Tuesday October 1, 1839 p.3 col.1

NOTE.-- the Schooner NEW YORK of Oswego went ashore and became a total wreck with the loss of 6 men September 15, 1839 near the abode of John Rose, Esq. Marysburg, Prince Edward County, ( the hull of what was called the NEW YORK was located in four fathoms water, half a mile from shore near Point Traverse,
      this from the Marine Record of Aug. 8, 1895)

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Reason: aground
Lives: 4
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.948055 Longitude: -76.865
William R. McNeil
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Matilda (Schooner), aground, 15 Sep 1839