The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jesse Wood (Schooner), aground, 9 Nov 1854

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On Friday night, the schooner JANE WOOD, owned by Forward and Smith, Oswego, went ashore in a gale of wind, at the Highlands about 14 miles below Toronto.
The night was very dark and the commander, Capt. Hamilton, mistook a fishing light for that of Toronto harbor. The vessel was laden with 400 bbls. salt, marble, and some merchandise for Toronto, which is probably all lost, the crew happly escaped. --- Toronto leader.
      Hamilton Spectator (semi weekly)
      Thursday, November 15, 1854
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schooner Jesse Wood, Hamilton, Master, of Hamilton, arrived in Oswego with 62,000 feet of lumber on Nov. 2, 1854.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      November 3, 1854

Schooner Jesse Wood, cleared Nov. 9, 1854 for Toronto with 400 bbls flour, 1,000 bags salt.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      November 10, 1854

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Marine News. -- "The Schooner Jesse Wood was driven on the North Shore last week at the Highlands, some 15 or 16 miles below Toronto, and is reported a total wreck.
She was owned in this city and is insured for $4,000. She had on a cargo of marble slabs, salt and flour from this port to Toronto. Of insurance on her cargo we are not advised."
      The Commercial Times, Oswego
      November 13, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: marble, salt,
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Jesse Wood (Schooner), aground, 9 Nov 1854