The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Niagara (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1831

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We are sorry to observe in the Guardian a distressing account of the loss of the schooner PRESCOTT of Toronto, Capt. Ross, the largest on the lake, which foundered on the bar near the York Light-house, during the severe gale on Friday night. There were twelve persons on board. Three of the passengers were drowned, five very badly frozen, and the other four hands escaped with trifling injuries. They were got off in the morning by two small boats of the CANADA steam packet. 4,500 bushels of wheat and a quantity of flour, the property of Messrs. Geo. Munroe & Co., York, were lost.
      We also learn that another schooner, the NIAGARA, laden with rye and corn for John Brown, Esq. of Port Hope, went on shore during the same gale a few miles above that village; no particulars have yet reached us.
      Cobourg Star
      Tuesday, April 12, 1831

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: rye, corn
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95012 Longitude: -78.29953
William R. McNeil
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Niagara (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1831