Canadian (Schooner), aground, 16 Dec 1828
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GALE ON THE LAKE Rochester Dec. 23
A gale of extreme severity was experienced on Lake Ontario last Tuesday night. It had nearly proved fatal to human live and property in many cases.
The schooners WOODCHUCK, CANADIAN and TRAFALGER, sailed from our landing for York, Upper Canada, during that day. The severity of the gale, caused the WOODCHUCK to return in the night. But the CANADIAN, in consequence of an injury
sustained in her rudder, was driven ashore near the point at the mouth of the river, where, but for the uncommon strength of her timbers, she must inevitably have gone to pieces, to the destruction of the crew and cargo. As it was however, she sustained no very serious injury. She had a cargo of nearly 300 bbls. flour and 30 bbls. salt, &c. belonging chiefly to a merchantile firm in this place. The schooner TRAFALGER had more offing than either of the others, and is supposed to have weathered the gale.
Thursday, January 1, 1829
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- Reason: aground
Freight: flour, salt
Remarks: Got off
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New York, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes