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Louise Jenkins (Schooner), struck the pier, 10 Sep 1841

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Dunkirk, Sept. 11.
      Sir. - The Schooner LOUISE JENKINS, Captain Traverse, with a cargo of 360 barrels of flour, 20 barrels of fish, and 1,200 bushels of oats,was driven, in consequence (the captain says) of the rudder becoming unmanageable, was driven against the piers last night, and being an old vessel, went entirely to pieces. The flour is coming ashore very much damaged, and the oats, being in bulk will be entirely lost. The captain and crew were taken from the wreck by the CHAUTAUQUE. Yours, J. Van Buren
      The LOUISE JENKINS was an old craft of little value, and belonged to Mr. John Vail, of Silver Creek. In the present instances she had been to Cleveland, and with a cargo consigned to Messrs. Roxton & Co., of this city. We learn per the CHAUTAUQUE that half the flour will be saved, but the oats and vessel are entirely past recovery.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, September 13, 1841 2 - 1

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      A WRECK. --The schooner LOUISE JENKINS, Capt. Travers, with a cargo of 350 barrels of flour, 20 barrels fish and 1,200 bushels of oats, was driven, in consequence of the loss of the rudder, against the pier at Dunkirk, on Saturday night last, and went to pieces. About half the flour and all the oats were lost. The schooner was an old craft, owned by Mr. John Vail of Silver Creek; cargo consigned to Ruxton & Co., Buffalo.
      Erie Gazette
      September 16, 1841

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Reason: struck the pier
Lives: nil
Freight: flour, fish, oats
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Louise Jenkins (Schooner), struck the pier, 10 Sep 1841