The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), Thursday, May 26, 1831, page 3

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DISASTER.--About 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening last, the schooner LUCINDA belonging to Smith & Merrick, was capsized in a squall near the mouth of the River St. Lawrence, the Captain and crew, 5 or 6 in number and one passenger got upon the side of the vessel in which perilous condition they were found and taken off the next morning about nine o'clock by Capt. Leslie of the schooner HERCULES. The HERCULES took the LUCINDA in tow until about 2 o'clock the next night, when the gale increased so that they were obliged to abandon her near Charity Shoals, about 4 miles West of the head of Grenadier Island, where she will probably go on shore. During the day of Wednesday and while the HERCULES had the LUCINDA in tow, the Canada Steam-boat ALCIOPE, McKenzie, came within a cables length of the schooners and was hailed several times by the people on board the HERCULES, but the Captain of the ALCIOPE after bearing them a short time, shied off and left them. This conduct of Capt. McKenzie, to say the least of, is rather uncomfortable. ---- Sacket's Harbor Gazette

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William R. McNeil
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Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), Thursday, May 26, 1831, page 3