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Rambler (Schooner), waterlogged, 9 Sep 1836

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SHIPWRECK. - The Hamilton steamer as she was on her downward trip to Toronto, on Friday evening, the 9th inst. fell in with the schooner RAMBLER water-logged and in a ruined condition; the crew clung to the masts. The steamer succeeded in rescuing the unfortunate men, who, for several hours, had remained in a most perilous situation. The schooner was from Niagara in ballast, and was towed into Toronto. - Rochester Daily Advertiser.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, September 24, 1836 p.2, c.6

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SHIPWRECK.--On Fnday evening last, as the HAMILTON Steamer, Captain Mills, was proceeding on her downward trip to Toronto, a small schooner was discovered about four miles off in the direction of Niagara, completely water logged, and in a sinking condition--the crew, consisting of three persons clinging to the masts or taking shelter in the shrouds. With that energy and promptitude which every distinguishes a British sailor, Capt. Mills lost not a moment in proceeding to the rescue of the unhappy crew, and most fortunately succeeded in taking off the master and two other men, who sufferings for several hours had been most severe.-The vessel proved to be the RAMBLER, of Niagara, and having no cargo on board, got swamped in the severe gale on Friday evening. The schooner was towed into Toronto, by the HAMILTON, and the crew taken all that careof which their miserable state required.
Another small craft was driven on shore near Wellington beach, during the prevalence of the storm, and became a total wreck. Medical and prompt aid was resorted to for the unfortunate crew, and we are happy to learn was attended with the most gratifying results. ---- Hamilton Gazette, Sept. 14.
      Black Rock Advocate
      September 22, 1836

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Reason: waterlogged
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Rambler (Schooner), waterlogged, 9 Sep 1836