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Kent (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1845

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MELANCHOLY DISASTERS. -- During the gale last week, we are sorry to hear that, there have been serious losses on Lake Ontario. The schooner THISTLE, Captain Burns, with a full cargo of merchandize, from Kingston to this port, was seen during the gale in a very critical position, and the owners Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, have no doubt but she has gone down, with all hands. Capt Burns was an old resident of the Country, and well and favorably known while commander of the steamboat UNION on this lake.
The Schooner KENT, owned by the Messrs Browne of Hamilton, is on shore, and it is feared will prove a total wvreck, at the Thirty Mile Creek. The Steamer ADMIRAL, Capt. Gordon, went to her assistance from Niagara on Wednesday, and only succeeded in saving three kegs of Powder and a cask of merchandise. We have not heard of any lives being lost.
The Schooner NELSON, Capt. Ross, from Kingston, with a cargo of merchandize, took shelter during the gale, in Windsor Harbor, with the loss of sails, where she remains, frozen up.
The Schooner A. SMITH, Capt. Wilson, from Kingston, was obliged to throw a deck load of crockery overboard, which we understand belonged to Messrs. Norris of this City.
      All the vessels that have arrived In port yesterday, from below, report the gale as the most severe they have experienced for many years, and each of them has suffered more or less damage.
      Reports are rife of several vessels being on shore, on the opposite side of the Lake, but we have been unable to learn particulars. ---- Colonist Dec. 5
      The News, Kingston
      Thursday, December 11, 1845

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      The Hamilton Gazette, has the following in regard to the late disaster on Lake Ontario.
      The schooner KENT, belonging to Messrs. Browne was driven ashore on the American coast some 20 miles below Niagara, and it is feared will become a total wreck. Several of our merchants are likely to be heavy losers. She was commanded by Capt. Williams.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Friday, December 12, 1845

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.33783 Longitude: -78.71476
William R. McNeil
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Kent (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1845