The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Richardson (Schooner), aground, 31 Aug 1872

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Oswego, Aug. 31 - A gale of unusual severity for this season of the year has prevailed here since Thursday. The schooner ALPHA, from Toronto, for this port went ashore, five miles below the harbor, and will probably be a total wreck. her crew were taken off in the life-boat last night. The schooner ORION, from Cleveland for Kingston, with building stone is sunk off Long Point, Canada. He crew drifted ashore in the yawl, nine miles below here yesterday. The schooner RICHARDSON, from Toronto, with corn is ashore at Presque Isle.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, September 2, 1872

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Capt. Wm. Morgan of this city received a telegram from the Secretary of the Western Insurance Company of Toronto, informing him that the schooner RICHARDSON, of Kingston loaded with corn from Toronto to this port is ashore at Presque Isle, and asking him to send assistance. Captain Morgan telegraphed to Brighton to learn what assistance is necessary and as soon as he is answered will dispatch it.
Capt. William McKee telegraphs Capt. Morgan that he RICHARDSON afloat and left for Kingston.
      Oswego Daily Palladium
      Saturday August 31, 1872

NOTE:- RICHARDSON became a total wreck in 1881.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Richardson (Schooner), aground, 31 Aug 1872