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Revolving Light (Schooner), aground, 25 Nov 1860

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DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO. - .......... The schooner REVOLVING LIGHT is ashore at Cape Vincent.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 28 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

The schooners FLYING CLOUD, QUEEN CITY, BEN FRANKLIN, HIAWATHA, REVOLVING LIGHT and COLERIANE have arrived at Ogdensburg. The two latter were driven ashore in the late gale.
According to the reports by telegraph and otherwise, thirty-six vessels have gone ashore on Lake Ontario, seventeen on Lake Erie, two on Lake Huron, and six or seven on Lake Michigan. Three propellers have been totally destroyed, and two with a large loss of life. Three or four sail vessels have also been totally lost; and the loss of men is over seventy.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      Tues., December 3, 1860

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.12783 Longitude: -76.333
William R. McNeil
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Revolving Light (Schooner), aground, 25 Nov 1860