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Texas (Schooner), capsized, 21 Nov 1845

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"The hull which for some days has been drifting about off Long Point, has been ascertained to be that of the TEXAS schooner, owned and commanded by Benj. F. Trowbridge, of this city. The Captain was fortunately ashore at the time of her wreck, but the crew, including, it is feared, a brother of Capt. Trowbridge, is probably lost.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Monday, November 24, 1845

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      We learn from the captain of the schooner SIZER that the TEXAS now lays on her beam ends on the beach between Long Point and Gravelly Bay. He found her with her sails set, and, with the exception of a hole near her stern, slightly damaged. Her stern davits were broken off, and her boat gone, so that it leaves but little doubt that the boat was carried away before the crew could avail themselves of it. As yet no tidings have been received of any of the crew.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Friday, November 28, 1845

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Buffalo, Nov. 21 - The storm king has shown evidence of his wrath during the past 2 days. A violent and steady gale commenced blowing from the west on Saturday night, which continued without intermission until sundown last evening and to render it more destructive to shipping, it was attended with flurries of snow, which at times entirely obstructed the vision.
The master of the schr. SIZER reports the schr. TEXAS, of this port, capsize on the Canada side of the lake, with the appearance of having lost her crew. The master Capt. B.F. Trowbridge, went up to Toledo in advance to secure a cargo, and was not on board, but it is said a younger brother was. The fate of him and his companions is the subject of much solicitude. The TEXAS is painted white, and consequently she cannot be the vessel observed by others during the past week. She was represented as being black. - Com. Adv.
      Ashtabula Sentinel
      December 2, 1845

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    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Texas (Schooner), capsized, 21 Nov 1845