The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Florida (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1836

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GALE AND SHIPWRECK. - A little after midnight on Saturday, one of our heavy autumnal gales commenced, which blew until morning with great violence, and which must have caused considerable damage along the lake shore, and among the shipping exposed to its fury. We mention below such of its effects as have come to our knowledge.
      Schooner FLORIDA, owned by Joy & Webster, of this city, went ashore and bilged, on the beach, a little below the light-house. She left this port two or three days before, but was driven back, and, in attempting to make Black Rock harbor, ran ashore. The crew are all saved; but the cargo is considerably injured. The goods on deck are completely lost, having been swept off by the waves.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 3, 1836 p.2, c.2

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Florida (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1836