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General Brock (Schooner), aground, 14 Dec 1834

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LOSS OF A SCHOONER.---Intelligence, we are sorry to say, has just reached us, that the schooner GENERAL BROCK, with goods for this place and Peterborough, is on shore on the other side of the lake--a perfect wreck. She was seen off here on Monday week last, and has been expected daily since. The account of damage is not stated but part of her cargo was thrown overboard before she struck the shore.
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, December 24, 1834

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      ANOTHER SHIPWRECK ON LAKE ONTARIO.---A correspondent, at Pultneyville, of the Wayne Sentinel, gives the following particulars relative to the wreck of the schooner GENERAL BROCK.:--- "The British schooner GENERAL BROCK, Capt. Campbell from Prescott, U. C., bound to Toronto, seventy tons burden, laden with merchandise, was run ashore about two miles west of Pultneyville, during a severe gale on Sunday the 14th. inst., at about 3 o'clock P. M. But was not discovered until 4 o'clock, when the people of the village were notified and went to their relief, and in the evening all on board, seventeen in number, including one female, were got on shore---but not without much hazard and some frozen limbs. They were all taken to the house of William Watters, where they received every attention necessary. The greater part of the deck load was hove overboard before she struck. They were on the lake about 15 hours after the storm had become extremely severe, the wind blowing from the northward, accompanied with snow. The cold was intense. Considerable of the remaining cargo was got on shore, which is not much damaged, but much yet on board will be entirely lost, it being on board. The loss, at least, will be very great,
though it is said the goods were insured. Much credit is due to those who aided in relieving the sufferers from their distressed condition."---Oswego Palladium
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, January 7, 1835

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27979 Longitude: -77.18609
William R. McNeil
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General Brock (Schooner), aground, 14 Dec 1834