The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Express (Sloop), aground, 28 Sep 1835

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SHIPWRECK. -- We learn from the Dunkirk Beacon, that the schooner JOHN TOMLINSON, Capt. Ellwell, from Cleveland, bound to that port was wrecked on one of the piers of the harbor at that place on the 1st inst., and as the wind was blowing a heavy gale at the time, she immediately went to pieces. One life was lost - that of the pilot, Wm. Incell, who endeavored to reach the pier before assistance arrived.
      Also, on the 28th the sloop EXPRESS, of Portland Harbor, bound to Buffalo, during a severe gale, in endeavoring to make Dunkirk Harbor, ran on foul of the breakwater and bilged, and in the course of a few days went to pieces, crew and cargo saved.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, October 8, 1835 p.2, c.3

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      SLOOP LOST - On Monday night, 28th. ult. during a severe gale, the sloop EXPRESS, of Portland Harbor, William Cornwell, Master, bound to Buffalo, in trying to make for this harbor, ran afoul of the new breakwater and bilged; and in the course of the week, went to pieces. Her crew, cargo, and some part of her rigging saved. - Dunkirk Beacon.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Wednesday, October 14, 1835

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Express (Sloop), aground, 28 Sep 1835