The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
L. B. Fortier (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1859

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The little lumber vessel L. B. FORTIER, with a cargo of lumber, is ashore six miles above Dunkirk. The tug MARTIN, with a lighter, was dispatched to her assistance last evening.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 26, 1859
      The tug H. N. MARTIN, of Buffalo, says the Dunkirk Journal, arrived yesterday morning with a canal boat loaded with lumber in tow, from the wreck of the lumber schooner FORTIER, which went ashore some six or seven miles above Dunkirk, during the storm of Saturday last.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 29, 1859
      Port of Buffalo, Arrived, May 2, 1859
      Tug H. N. MARTIN, Cook, Dunkirk; schooner L. B. FORTIER in tow.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 2, 1859

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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L. B. Fortier (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1859