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Magdala (Schooner), C55948, aground, 30 Sep 1872


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THE LATE STORM
      List of Vessels Lost on Lake Erie
      Detroit, Sept. 30 - The following disasters are reported on Lake Erie;- the Bark
BUTCHER BOY, sunk, probably a total loss;
Schooners OADS and FAYETTE BROWN, ashore, badly damaged;
ANNIE VOUGHT, collided with BUTCHER BOY, badly damaged, brought to the dry-dock today.
Schooners VAN FALKENBURG, PHALAROPE, KENOSHA, YANKEE BLADE, FENTON, SWEEPSTAKES, ashore and more or less damaged;
Brig MONTEZUMA, ashore and gone to pieces--the Captain's wife reported drowned;
barges TREAT, HARVEST BELLE, and DETROIT, beached;
many scows and small vessels sunk or driven ashore.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 1, 1872

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      THE STORM - DISASTERS ON THE LAKES.
A terrible storm of wind, accompanied by rain set in Saturday night, and continued with unabated fury throughout yesterday and last night. This morning there were no signs of abatement, and the results, especially upon the lakes, will prove of a very disastrous character. A number of vessels which left here on Saturday, at a late hour, very wisely returned to port. The following dispatch has been received from Detroit:
      "The most furious gale of the season set in last night and still continues with unabated force from the west-southwest. Being unlooked for, its effects on the shipping will undoubtedly be disastrous. Four vessels are reported ashore and sunk near the head of Lake Erie. The only name ascertained is that of the bark ANNIE VOUGHT, which had the spars of another vessel lying across her deck. There had probably been a collision. The ANNIE VOUGHT had a signal of distress flying, but nothing could reach her. Another vessel is near by, with her crew in the rigging. The United States steamer MICHIGAN and a number of tugs are at the mouth of the river, ready to go out as soon as the weather permits. Two large lumber rafts are ashore near Point Aux, Lake Huron. Thevessels are in a good position to be got off.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 1, 1872

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      Port Rowan, Sept. 30 - Vessel Ashore - The schooner FENTON of Wallaceburg; and
the schooner MAGDALA of Oshawa, went ashore opposite this port in the gale yesterday
both light. No lives were lost. The FENTON lost most of her canvas. Both are in good condition to be gopt off.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 1, 1872

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At Port Rowan the scow FENTON, of Wallaceburg, and the schr. MAGDALIA, of Oshawa, went ashore opposite that port in a gale on Sunday. Both light; no lives lost. The FENTON lost most of her canvas. Both are in good condition to be got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 2, 1872 3-5

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The tug BRYANT returned from Long Pt. unsuccessful, so far as rendering relief to the 2 vessels ashore there, the MAGDALIA and FENTON. They lay high and dry. One of them could not be reached within 900 ft.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 7, 1872 3-6

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The topsail-rigged scow FENTON, which hails from Detroit, and the Canada schr. MAGDALIA, of Quebec are both lying on the beach near Long Pt. Cut, where they bid fair to remain for the winter.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 1, 1872 3-6

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Port Burwell, April 1 - The harbour is clear of ice quite a distance out. The first vessel
of the season arrived today, being the schooner MAGDALA, from Long Point where she
was driven ashore in a storm last fall, and was lately taken off by Capt. McBride, of this
place.
      The Toronto Mail
      Friday, April 11, 1873

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The first vessel of the season arrived today (Port Burwell), being the MAGDALIA, from Long Pt., where she was driven ashore in the storm last fall, and was lately taken off by Capt. McBride of this place.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 12, 1873 3-6

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The schr. MAGDALIA, which was ashore all winter at the "Cut" near Long Pt. has arrived at Cleveland for repairs. She sustained no particular damages, and after a thorough recaulking will be all right again.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 3, 1873 3-6

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Schooner MAGDALA. Official Canada No. 55948. Of 165 tons reg. Built Quebec, 1868. Home port, Quebec. 105.0 x 25.3 x 9.4. Owned by George Farewell, of Oshawa, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1886


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1872
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McN.W.16000
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.6168 Longitude: -80.46638
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Magdala (Schooner), C55948, aground, 30 Sep 1872