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C. Deeming (Schooner), struck pier, 1 Dec 1844

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On Saturday evening the wind shifted from the South to the West, N. West, blew with uncommon violence through the night. - The Schooner OHIO of Cleveland came into port on Sunday morning with a cargo of wheat from Lake Erie for E.R. Buckle, and 100 barrels of pork on deck consigned to Messrs. Brownstone & Clocker. The Captain reports that he left Toronto on Saturday in company with the schooner WALKER, C. DEEMING and AURORA, deeply laden from Lake Erie, and the WINEBAGO from Niagara, all belonging to this port. The AURORA, bound to Kingston, kept down the North shore - the WALKER, C. DEEMING and WINEBAGO, bound for this port made Genesee River late Saturday evening, the wind blowing a gale. The OHIO being a little later and having stood further out could not make Genesee, and consequently took in all canvas and hove to during the night which was one of the worst ever experienced on the Lake. She was covered with ice and the clothes of her hands were frozen stiff. The WALKER came here on Monday with 3,770 bushels of wheat to Messrs. Doolittle, Mills & Co. The Captain reports that the DEEMING cast anchor as she entered Genesee River in consequence of the wind, which had not then reached its most northern point. She dragged her anchors and drifted upon the East pier and has gone to pieces. Her cargo consisted of 3,300 bushels of wheat, and 160 barrels of flour. The vessel and cargo belonged to Messrs. Brownstone & Clocker, which we understand are insured. The Canadian schooner GEN. BROCK, from Toronto made this harbor during the gale on Sunday. P.S. Tuesday morning December 10th. - The WINEBAGO and the AURORA have come in this morning from above. The WINEBAGO had 3,200 bushels of wheat from Niagara for Messrs. Carrington & Pardee. The AURORA has a cargo from Lake Erie for Kingston, and we regret that she lost a man overboard last night off Genesee.
      Oswego County Whig
      Tuesday, December 10, 1844

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Reason: struck pier
Freight: wheat & flour
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
William R. McNeil
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C. Deeming (Schooner), struck pier, 1 Dec 1844