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Robert Bruce (Schooner), sunk ?, 1 Nov 1835

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From the Kingston Chronicle
DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO.---We regret to have to add, additional details to what appeared in our last, of the melancholy effects of the gale of Wednesday.
      The schooner ROBERT BRUCE, belonging to Kingston was totally lost, and her crew consisting of three men, named Chanlet, Johnston and Cook, with a passenger by the name of Everitt, have all perished.
      The schooner MEDORA, was driven on shore near Sandy Creek, and all on board drowned, about a mile to the south of the above wreck, is the remains of another schooner, but in so disfigured a state, that her name could not be ascertained---all hands lost. Both of these last mentioned vessels were supposed to be from Lake Erie, they having been laden with wheat and walnuts.
The schooner NEW YORK, is ashore in Chaumont Bay---crew saved, she is expected to be got off.
Another schooner is ashore on Point Peninsula, a total wreck. We have not heard of her name---crew saved.
The BIRMINGHAM, late the UNITED KINGDOM, steam boat, was driven from her moorings at Oswego, and struck on the shoals. She was only partly laden at the time, having on board 100 barrels of salt and about 15 tons of merchandise.
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, November 25, 1835

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We also learn that the schooner ROBERT BRUCE, of Henderson Harbor, and the schr. MARGARET AND ANN, a British vessel, are also lost --- particulars not known (part of article) - Oswego Palladium
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Wednesday, November 25, 1835

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The Late Gale. - In addition to the particulars which we published in our last of the loss of life and property by the gale of the 11th inst., we are enabled to give the following:
      The schooner Robert Bruce of Henderson, Jefferson co., left Kingston, U.C. on the morning of the 11th bound for Hallowell, was wrecked, and her crew consisting of Benhamin Chandler, Daniel Johnson, Albert Dye and one other, and a passenger named Elias Everett of Watertown, were lost. The wreck drifted on Henderson point on Saturday night, and the coat and wallet of Mr. Everett containing $719 and papers of value were recovered from the
      Oswego Palladium
      November 25, 1835

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
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Robert Bruce (Schooner), sunk ?, 1 Nov 1835