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Janet (Schooner), struck pier, 19 Nov 1834


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WRECK.---The schooner JANET, James King master, from Genese to Oswego, with 2,700 bushels of wheat cargo, during a violent storm on the 19th.ult. ran foul of the east pier at the latter place and bilged. She became a total wreck, and the master and two hands were unhappily drowned. Captain King is said to have been one of the oldest and most careful captains on the lake.
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, December 17, 1834

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      Extract of a letter from a gentleman at Oswego to his friend in this city, dated Nov. 29, 1834. "Last night was a tremendous night, and an unfortunate one here. The schooner JANET, Capt. James King, ran foul of the east pier and bilged: total wreck; the Captain and two hands, drowned. She was loaded from the Genesee with 2700 bushels of wheat; value of schooner $5,000, insurance on wheat $1,700; owned by Henry Fitzhue [sic], who was also part owner of the Vessel. Capt. King was one of the oldest and most careful captains on the lake."
      Buffalo Whig
      December 17, 1834 p. 3, c. 1


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Reason: struck pier
Lives: 3
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $1,700
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1834
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13996
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Janet (Schooner), struck pier, 19 Nov 1834