Wanderer (Barge), aground, 7 Oct 1843
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WELLINGTON Schooner, The late storm - We have received particulars of further disasters in the storm on Lake Ontario, of the 7th. inst, the most calamitous is that of the WELLINGTON, laden with wheat. That vessel took shelter from the storm in Presqu'Isle, and it is supposed her cargo got wet. She put out the next day, and nothing but her fragments have since cast up, coming ashore at Wellington. There can be little doubt that the grain on board her had swelled until the seams opened , and that she foundered in the lake, and there is every reason to fear that all hands were lost.. We regret to say that a nephew of Mr. Archibald McFaul of Wellington, was on board her, and there is no reason to hope that he escaped the fate of the crew.
The "HENRIETTA" of Kingston, belonging to messrs. McPherson & Crane & Co., had a narrow escape from a total loss, her sails being all carried away in the storm. It is believed also that other vessels were lost in the same storm, among them the SYDENHAM of Kingston, of which there are no accounts. It is also said that an American vessel is lost at the upper end of the Lake.
Fears are entertained for the safety of the "OLIVE BRANCH". The "CLYDE" lost her fore- topmast. We learn that the barge WANDERER with 1070 barrels of flour for James Gibb & Co, Quebec and the barge DEE, with 2,015 bushels of wheat and 150 barrels of flour for R. Latha are aground in the Lachine Channel. It is hoped they will be got off without serious damage.
The barge WELLINGTON, also belonging to McPherson & Crane & Co. is on shore above Coteau du Lac. - - - - Montreal Gazette
Monday, October 25, 1845
NOTE: -- The OLIVE BRANCH and the LORD SYDENHAM referred to above both arrived safe after sheltering from the storm
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- William R. McNeil
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