The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
(Schooner), sunk, 1 Apr 1854

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DREADFUL DISASTER -- LOSS OF A VESSEL AND ALL HANDS.-- The season of navigation on Lake Ontario had fairly opened with much promise, when the brief particulars of a sad calamity came to our ears. We learn from Captain Wilder, of the Canada Express. who arrived in the MAPLE LEAF this morning, that a top sail schooner foundered in the lake about midway between Oswego and Long Point, on Sunday afternoon, and sad to relate, every soul on board perished. Capt. W. obtained what information he has from the master of a schooner at Whitby. He [the master of the schooner] says that on Sunday afternoon, while the wind was blowing fresh and considerable sea was running, he discovered a top-sail schooner making signals for distress. He bore down for her immediately, but before he could get sufficiently near to make out her name, she went down. Two of her crew rose to the surface, and were distinctly seen from the deck of the approaching vessel, but one soon sunk, while the other struggled to keep afloat. A pike pole was put out from the schooner, but the poor fellow did not seize hold of it. An attempt was made to fasten the hook to his clothing, but this did not succeed, and the unfortunate man sank to rise no more.- These are all the particulars we have been able to gather of the sad affair. --- Roch. Union
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, April 13, 1854
NOTE:-- see possible Schr. ADELIA, April 1854.

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Reason: sunk
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Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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(Schooner), sunk, 1 Apr 1854