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Herald (Schooner), overboard, 9 Apr 1851


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LAKE ACCIDENT.---The colors of the shipping in our harbor, were at half mast today, for the loss of Nelson Wescott, mate, and Mr. Wilson, deck hand on the schooner HERALD, who were lost overboard on Lake Ontario, on Wednesday night last week. They were engaged in taking the bonnet from the jib, when both were struck by the jib, and fell into the lake. A heavy sea was running at the time it was very dark, and no assistance could be rendered. Mr. Wescott resided at Sackett's harbor, and Mr. Wilson was from the Atlantic. -- Toledo Blade
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 22, 1851

      . . . . .

      April 9, 1851. - Schooner HERALD, in a gale on Lake Ontario, lost two men.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851


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Reason: overboard
Lives: 2
Date of Original:
1851
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14024
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Herald (Schooner), overboard, 9 Apr 1851