The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady Macdonald (Schooner), C71278, sunk, 19 Jul 1892

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Oswego, N.Y., July 16. -- One of the sererest mid-summer storms that ever swept lake Ontario began last night at 8 o'clock with a fierce squall that sent vessels scurring before it for shelter. A large number of vessels and barges were on the lake and all suffered severely. The wind continued to increase in violence until 2 o'clock this morning, when it was almost a hurricane.
The schooner LADY McDONALD of Kingston, was blown ashore near Fair Haven and will be a total loss.
The tug CHIEFTAIN with four coal-laden barges for the St. Lawrence River undertook to make Oswego for shelter.
The tow line parted and all the barges went ashore a short distance west of the harbor.
An unknown vessel with a tow of five barges belonging to the tug WILSON broke away from her 15 miles up the lake, but tugs from Oswego and Fair Haven picked them up, and after a lively experience got them safely into port.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      July 16, 1892

Oswego, July 11 - The schooner LADY MACDONALD, which was sunk in Friday nights gale at Fairhaven will be a total loss.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      July 19, 1892 2-1

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Schooner LADY MACDONALD. Official Canada No. 71278. Of 284 tons Reg. Built Port Burwell, Ont. 1875. Home port, Port Burwell, Ont. 137.5 x 23.7 x 12.6 Owned by Charles S. Wilson of Picton, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of
      the Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31 1886

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.31646 Longitude: -76.70217
William R. McNeil
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Lady Macdonald (Schooner), C71278, sunk, 19 Jul 1892