The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colonial Advocate (Toronto, ON), Thursday, May 12, 1831

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A WRECK. - About half an hour before noon on Thursday last, the steam-boat ALCIOPE, then four hours out from Kingston harbour, on her way to Niagara with Company of the 79th. Regt. passed the American schooner HERCULES towing down a schooner which must have upset in the heavy gale of the preceding night. The schooner was almost entirely under water, and the ALCIOPE did not learn her name. Some of the passengers were of the opinion that she was an American vessel belonging to Youngstown; and it was inferred, that the crew or a part of them had been saved, from the circumstance that persons were observed on the deck of the HERCULES wringing their clothes. We greatly fear that there may have been a loss of life in this shipwreck, but hope it may prove otherwise.

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The vessel in question was the LUCINDA of Oswego.
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Thursday, May 12, 1831
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William R. McNeil
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Colonial Advocate (Toronto, ON), Thursday, May 12, 1831