The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wolcott (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1831

Full Text

From the Niagara Gleamer.
      LAKE DISASTERS. -- There has been during the last week, one of the most violent storms from the east, attended with much rain, that has been witnessed for many years in this vicinity. On Monday the gale commenced, and continued all night and the following day. On Tuesday afternoon the schooner WOLCOT, from Oswego, Booth, master, loaded with salt destined for Lake Erie, sprang a leak, so that it was very difficult to keep her afloat. Not considering it safe to enter the harbor at Port Dalhousie, with such a wind, the captain steered for this river; but the vessel becoming waterlogged, and the fore-sail being torn, she with difficulty made the river, but not being able to keep far enough to windward, she drifted on a sand bar opposite to this town. Most of the loading is lost, the hands are safe, but it will be troublesome, doubtless, to get the vessel off.
      The Hallowell Free Press
      November 1, 1831

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: salt
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Wolcott (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1831