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Fred L. Wells (Schooner), aground, 2 Nov 1868

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SCHOONER 'F. L. WELLS' WRECKED -- the schooner FRED. F. WELLS of Buffalo was wrecked on the 2nd. inst. off Port Bruce, on the Canada shore of Lake Erie, and is a total loss. She was built at St. Catharines in 1849 by L. Shickluna, measured 153 tons, rated BI and was
worth $1,800 app.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, November 6, 1868
Schooner F. L. WELLS, of 158 tons, classed C 2, and valued at $2,000
      List of vessels Which Became
      Total Losses During 1868
WELLS, FRED L. Schooner of 158 tons, built St. Catharines by L. Shickluna in 1849. Owned by Cash & Dingman. Home port, Buffalo. Valued at $2,500. Classed as B 2. REMARKS: - Bottom & Outfit of Schr. RANEY; rebuilt in 1854; large repairs in '61.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Marine Register, 1863

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.65009 Longitude: -81.01642
William R. McNeil
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Fred L. Wells (Schooner), aground, 2 Nov 1868