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Luthur Wright (Schooner), burnt, 1 Nov 1842

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Fire at Oswego. - From the Oswego Herald of Tuesday, we have the following particulars of this most destructive fire:
A fire broke out at 4:40 this morning in the Flouring Mill of H. Fitzhugh & Co. in East Oswego, which swept fearfully rapidily over Block No. 45 and 63, lying between First St. and the River....On Block 45 were 5 buildings, the Flouring Mill and warehouse occupied by H. Fitzhugh & Co. and owned by Gerrit Smith. They were all burnt down with their contents, consisting of wheat, flour and merchandise. The books and papers of Messrs. Fitzhugh & Co. were mostly lost, and the schooner LUTHUR WRIGHT, lying at their dock with a cargo of wheat was burnt to the water's edge.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 3, 1842

NOTE.-- Do not confuse this LUTHUR WRIGHT with the three masted schooner of the
same name, built in 1846

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Luthur Wright (Schooner), burnt, 1 Nov 1842