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Ann & Jane (Schooner), capsized, 19 Apr 1831

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Melancholy Accident. - In York Bay on Tuesday last, the schooner ANN & JANE was suddenly capsized in a squall and the passengers and crew were precipitated into the water, fortunately no lives were lost, with the exception of an old man who remained in the forecastle and was drowned. He has since been found.
      Colonial Advocate, York
      Thursday, April 21, 1831

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      Another Fatal Accident In York Bay. - The schooner ANN JANE was upset in a heavy squall on Tuesday last, nearly opposite the Garrison in this Bay, with the crew and twelve passengers on board, and an emigrant named John Smith, a native of Ballylough Parish, Co. Down, Ireland, who was in the cabin when the accident occurred, was unfortunately drowned.
      The others were all, with great difficulty saved, poor unfortunate Smith had been hunting up a future residence for his wife and family, in this Province, and was on his way home to bring them out, when this misfortune terminated his earthly cares. His body was found yesterday, with a number of sovereigns stitched to his clothes. This is the fourth life which has been lost in this way, in your bay, within the past forthnight, and for ten or twelve years previous, we do not recollect to hear of any similar misfortune occurring in it - - York
      Free Press, Hallowell
      May 3, 1831

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Reason: capsized
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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Ann & Jane (Schooner), capsized, 19 Apr 1831