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Glen Cuyler (Schooner), U10338, aground, 27 Nov 1860

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The tug PERRY has gone to the assistance of the schooner CAPE HORN, ashore at Point Peninsula. The schooner COLERAINE, which went ashore on the rocks near Brockville, has been got off. We learn by letter to J.M. Croilius, that the schooner CATHARINE, Capt. George Wilson, which left this port on Friday for Hamilton, with about 60 tons of coal, is ashore, but
where, the letter does not state.
The schooner GAME COCK, ashore at Point Peninsula, with coal from this port for Detroit, has been stripped and abandoned for the present. She is so strongly embedded in the rocks that the tug Perry could not get her off. A portion of her cargo was thrown overboard, and the remainder discharged into lighters and taken to Sackets Harbor.
We stated a few days since that the small schooner GLEN CUYLER was found ashore up the lake with no one aboard, and that the crew had probably perished. Capt. Todd, master of the vessel, was in town yesterday, and states that he cleared the vessel at Kingston for Pultneyville, in ballast, with two men, and a woman and two boys, the latter two of whom were part of the crew of the J.J. MORLEY.
The captain came over by another conveyance. He had received no intelligence of the whereabouts of the crew and passengers, and the probability is that they are lost.
      P.S. Since the above was written we learn from Capt. Wheeler, that he has been up to the CUYLER with his tug, the J.H. BLOORE, got the vessel off, and towed her into Sodus Bay, where she will be repaired. When the vessel went ashore the crew and passengers escaped, but singularly enough, they left no tidings behind them relative to their fate.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      Thurs., December 6, 1860

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      The Wrecked Vessels. - There are three schooners on the shore of Lake Ontario, between this port and Oswego, one of which went on in the great gale - the others since. The COMET, owned by Wm. Woodhull, of Webster, lies two miles east of Sodus Pier, and is in a situation that it is thought she may be got off. She had a cargo of wheat, over 4,000 bushels, on the way from Youngstown to Oswego, and attempted to make the harbor of Sodus in the great gale.
The tackle of the main sail was so frozen that it could not be hoisted, and she could not get far enough in for safety with fore sail and jib. She went through an opening in the east pier or breakwater and had to be beached at the most convenient place at the eastward. She ran so far on that the crew jumped from the jib-boom to the beach. A tug came from Oswego with a canal boat, and took out about 3,000 bushels of wet wheat, and attempted to pull off the schooner, but she leaked so badly that she had to be left to wait the coming of a marine pump.
The COMET was formerly the JANE R. ROGERS of this port, rebuilt last summer by Capt. Rogers, and sold to Mr. Woodhull. She is valued at $3,000 and was not insured.
The schooner JAMES SMITH, ashore three miles west of Pultneyville, is an old craft and is hardly worth an expenditure to get her off.
      A small schooner called GLEN CUYLER, went ashore on Tuesday, twelve miles west of Oswego, under what circumstances we do not learn. It was thought she would be got off.
      Rochester Union & Advertiser
      Saturday, December 8, 1860

Schooner GLEN CUYLER. U. S. No. 10338. Of 60 tons gross; 53 tons net. Built Pultneyville, N.Y., 1859. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 84.0 x 20.0 x 5.3 Crew of 2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: 5
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    Latitude: 43.25729 Longitude: -76.96663
William R. McNeil
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Glen Cuyler (Schooner), U10338, aground, 27 Nov 1860