The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New York (Schooner), aground, 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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The schooner NEW YORK of this port, was run ashore in Chaumont Bay - crew saved. It is thought that she will be got off without much damage.
It is feared that the schooners BUCKLEY and WILLIS, of this port, the former belonging to Messrs. M. Whitney and E.W. Clark, with a cargo of wheat for Mr. T. Wyman, and the latter belonging to Mr. T. Wyman with a full cargo of wheat for the owner, are lost on Lake Erie, together with their crews. Both vessels and cargoes were insured by the North Western Insurance Company in this village.
      Oswego Palladium
      November 25, 1835

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.04617 Longitude: -76.20243
William R. McNeil
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New York (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1835