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Ocean Wave (Schooner), capsized, 11 Nov 1890

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The schooner OCEAN WAVE, lumber laden, capsized on Lake Ontario, Sunday, and nothing is known of her crew.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Wednesday, November 12, 1890

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Loss of the schooner OCEAN WAVE, found capsized 15 miles north of Oswego. (part)
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      November 12, 1890

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The schooner FLEETWING arrived this morning with coal for Swift from Fairhaven. Capt. Shaw states that enroute for Fairhaven last Tuesday they saw the wreck of the schooner OCEAN WAVE and ran close alongside. Contrary to the statements of others he saw that the yawl boat was not tied to her stern, in fact the wrecked vessel had been washed away by the seas. (details of vessel's history and of her captain, Brokenshire, not taken)
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      November 13, 1890

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The Capt. of the tug PROCTOR reports that off the Ducks he passed a quantity of wreckage which he thought was the stern of the OCEAN WAVE; and shortly after passed a quantity of broken lath, etc. Old sailors think that there is little chance that the bodies will be found this season, as the schooner undoubtedly capsized in mid lake. The wife of the late Capt. Brokenshire states that there were five persons on the OCEAN WAVE, her husband Capt. Brokenshire, William Martin, Port Hope; Mr. Smith, Port Hope; Wells, Belleville, and an unknown man. Capt. Brokenshire's son was not on the vessel as reported. Mrs. Brokenshire has four children at home, the oldest of whom is twelve and the youngest four years of age.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      November 12, 1890

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Schooner OCEAN WAVE of 100 tons (new tonnage) Built at Picton by Tait in 1868. Owned by Brokenshire & Co. Home port, Picton. Valued at $1,000. Class B 2.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register
      Canadian Hulls, 1890
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Reason: capsized
Lives: 5
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Ocean Wave (Schooner), capsized, 11 Nov 1890