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Speedy (Schooner), sunk, 9 Oct 1804


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We understand that some fishermen while drawing the seine in the harbour of Presque Isle, District of Newcastle, Lake Ontario, in the month of November last, brought on shore part of the wreck of a vessel, together with some human bones. It is supposed to be part of the wreck of His Majesty's packet, the SPEEDY, Captain Thomas Paxton Commander, which foundered in or about that place on the 9th of October, 1804; and as we have not heard of any vessel being lost there since that time, it is reasonable to suppose that it may be so.
      There were upwards of thirty individuals on board, who all at the same time found a watery grave. Among the passengers were the Judge and other members of the Court, who were proceeding to the Newcastle District for the purpose of holding the Assizes. --- Communicated.
      Canadian Emigrant
      Tuesday, February 9, 1836


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 30
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1804
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21456
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Speedy (Schooner), sunk, 9 Oct 1804