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Coaster (Propeller), aground, 24 Nov 1860

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DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO. - The propeller COASTER went ashore in the gale of Saturday, eight miles below Stone Mills, Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. She has gone to pieces. Her engine will be saved.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, November 27 1860

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More Disasters . - We have heard of the following disasters on the lake since our report yesterday P.M.: Schooner REVOLVING LIGHT, with a cargo of wheat, is ashore at Cape Vincent. Schooner A. HANDY is ashore at South Bay, lost her boat, some of he canvas, and is leaking. Schooner ENTERPRISE, bound from Wilson to this port with wheat, is ashore at Long Point. Schooner OMAR PASHA, with a cargo of wheat from Toronto, is wrecked near Stoney Point. The cook perished. Schooner EDITH, light, is reported a wreck one mile above Stoney Point. Schooner QUEEN CITY put into Kingston with loss of sails.
Propeller COASTER is ashore eight miles below Stone Mills, Canada, and will be a total wreck. Schooner TORNADO, with a cargo of corn from Chicago, is wrecked near Kingston. Crew all lost, and vessel gone to pieces. Schooner MARCO POLO is capsized near Long Point. Schooners ST. GEORGE, MARY, WILD ROVER, and two or three others, names unknown, are ashore near South Bay. The latter was bound from Milwaukee to this port with wheat.
Schooner CAPE HORN, from Milwaukee to this port with wheat, is ashore at Point Peninsula, with four feet of water in her hold. Cargo mostly gone. Capt. Estes, of the steamer ONTARIO, reports a black three-master vessel ashore on one of the islands down the lake, but she was so covered with ice he could not make out her name. The barques CLAYTON and QUEBEC, bound for the St. Lawrence, are ashore above Kingston.
The tug PAGE left here this morning, on a wrecking cruise. She will first go to the relief of the schooner MARQUETTE, ashore near Nicholson's Island, after which the vessels beached at other points along the Canadian shore can obtain her assistance if desired. Capt King telegraphs that the MARQUETTE can be got off without much difficulty. The tug BLOORE, Capt. Wheeler, has gone down the lake to render assistance to the vessels ashore between Cape Vincent and Stoney Point.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      Tues., November 27, 1860


      We are informed by Capt. Vin't Bidwell, of the Aetna Insurance Co., who has just returned from a tour around Lake Ontario, of the condition of the vessels that were disabled by recent gales, as follows:- Propeller COASTER, 8 miles below Stone Mills, is a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, December 8, 1860

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.03342 Longitude: -77.04945
William R. McNeil
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Coaster (Propeller), aground, 24 Nov 1860