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Gem (Schooner), capsized, 1 Apr 1864


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We learn by a telegraph to E. P. Dorr, Esq., that the bark GEM, of Kingston, Canada, was capsized off the "Ducks" at the foot of Lake Ontario, last Wednesday night. Crew all saved. We have no further particulars, but presume that she was bound up, light.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 30, 1864

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"Loss of The Schooner Gem - The schooner Gem, belonging to Mr. Doyle of this city, went ashore at 'the Ducks' on Wednesday night during the snow storm which prevailed at the time. The vessel was loaded with staves. All hands were saved, and reached here on Friday afternoon, with the exception of one man who was left on one of the islands, to watch the vessel. It was intended on Saturday to send one of Mr. Calvin's tugs from Garden Island, to the schooner's assistance."
      Kingston Daily News
      May 2, 1864

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"The Schooner Gem - This vessel, which was disabled off the Ducks last week, has been towed down, and now lies off Garden Island. She has still about 12,000 staves in her hold, the deck load having been swept completely away. Her upper rigging, too, is altogether gone. Capt. Rankin, from Buffalo, wrecker of the Mercantile Insurance Company of that place, is now here, and intends to make immediate preparations for raising the vessel."
      Kingston Daily News
      May 3, 1864

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THE SCHOONER GEM. -- This vessel, which was discovered off the Ducks last week, has been towed down, and now lies off Garden Island. She has still about 12,000 staves in her hold, the deck load having been swept completely away. Her upper rigging, too, is altogether gone. Capt. Rankin, from Buffalo, wrecker of the Mercantile Insurance Company of that place, is now here, and intends to make immediate preparations for raising the vessel. -- Kingston News, 3d.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 5, 1864
     
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The schooner Gem has been raised and towed into Garden Island, where she will be raised and relieved of her load, and brought over to the Marine Railway for repairs. The extent of her injury will then be ascertained.
      Daily News, Kingston
      May 5, 1864
     
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The Damage To the Gem - The damage to the hull of the schooner Gem, now that she has been hauled out, is found to be comparatively trifling, and which a few days will put to rights.
      Daily News, Kingston
      May 11, 1864
     
     





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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: staved
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
1864
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20845
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Gem (Schooner), capsized, 1 Apr 1864