The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George Canning (Schooner), aground, 1835

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Disaters on Lake Ontario. - We are sorry still to have to add fresh instances of the unparalleled fury of the gale of the 11th. The schooner Willis was lost on the shoals above Gravelly bay and all hands perished - another schooner, name unknown, struck on the same shoal and went to pieces, and her entire crew consigned to a watery grave. The shoals are strewed with pieces of the wrecks and 13 hats have been picked up on the beach. The Insurance office at Oswego estimate that 13 schooners have been totally lost during the gale on the Lakes Ontario and Erie - and that 150 lives have been lost in consequence.
      The schooner George Canning, Capt. Smith, belonging to Chippewa, on her voyage upwards sprung both her masts at the Devil's nose, and had to return to Kingston for repairs, and will be there laid up for the winter. --- Kingston Chronicle.
      Canadian Emigrant
      Tuesday, December 15, 1835

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.36867 Longitude: -77.9764
William R. McNeil
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George Canning (Schooner), aground, 1835