The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Malcolm (Schooner), dismasted, 19 Nov 1845

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About 3:00, yesterday morning the scow schr. MOUNTAINEER, Capt. Dimmick, loaded with lumber, was driven upon the beach, just above the old lighthouse. Crew safe. The schr. ESSEX, from the lower lakes, came in about 10:30, having her mainsail much shattered, and lost her small boats.
      The brig St. LOUIS 1st, which was driven ashore in the late storm in Gravelly Bay, has been got off, and has arrived safely in port, very little injured.
      About 5:00 last evening a large vessel, dismasted, was seen drifting down the river. She proved to be the schooner JOHN MALCOMB, of Oswego. She was off Grand River, C.W. when the storm struck her, which carried away her foremast and ripped up about 10 feet of deck. The captain was soon compelled to cut away her mainmast. Blankets and sails were put over the hole in the deck to keep out the water, notwithstanding she made considerable, but by constantly working the pumps she was kept free. She had on a full cargo of wheat, flour and ashes. She lay at anchor last night in the river, off Black Rock, and will probably be brought into the piers this morning.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Thursday, November 20, 1845

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat, flour, &c.
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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John Malcolm (Schooner), dismasted, 19 Nov 1845