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Richmond (Schooner), sunk, 20 Oct 1875

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The schooner RICHMOND, Capt. Keith, with a cargo of poplar wood, was struck by a squall on Lake Ontario, a few miles off Charlotte, Saturday night at 10:00. The vessel missed the piers and was driven down the lake. When off Irondequoit Bay she sprung a leak and sank. The crew of 4 men and one woman cook took to the rigging and remained there until 9:00 Sunday morning, when they were rescued in a half frozen condition by the yacht CONFIDENCE, off Nine-Mile Pt., where the vessel had drifted during the night. No lives lost.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 20, 1875 3-6

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wood
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2684 Longitude: -77.43249
William R. McNeil
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Richmond (Schooner), sunk, 20 Oct 1875