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T. Buttles (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1859

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DISASTER ON LAKE ONTARIO - A Schooner wrecked - Narrow escape of the crew. -- The Rochester Union says that the terrible storm of Saturday was doubtless prolific of mischief to the lake marine. We hear of but one serious disaster as yet, and that occurred on Saturday night, ten miles east of the mouth of the Genesee, where the British schooner S. BUTTLES went ashore. This vessel was laden with staves from Port Burwell, Canada, for Clayton, on the St. Lawrence, and was commanded by Capt. Pollock, in part owner. The master came to the city this morning to enter protest in accordance with law, and we saw him this morning, at the office of H. A. Brewster -- who executed the necessary papers in the case.
The BUTTLES belongs to Pollock & Thompson, of Port Stanley, is of 125 tons burthen, and seven years old. The Captain thinks she can be got off with the aid of a steam tug, for which he goes to Oswego to-day. He is not certain about insurance, but thinks there is a policy of $2,500 on the vessel in the Northwestern Company.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 26, 1859

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: staves
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
William R. McNeil
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T. Buttles (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1859