Gone to the Bottom
- Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 24 Aug 1882
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Gone to the Bottom.
The Florida of Quebec Founders off Grand River - The Crew Saved.
Special dispatch to The Palladium:
Port Colborne, Aug. 24. - The schooner Florida of Quebec foundered today off Grand River. She was about 18 miles from here when she went down. The crew took to the yawl and were picked up by the propeller Blanchard, bound to Buffalo and brought here.
The captain says the vessel sprung a leak off Long Point, and although the crew worked hard they were unable to keep the vessel afloat. The Florida is owned in Kingston by Messrs. Oldrieve and Horn and was bound from Black River with 662 tons of coal for Toronto.
The persons on board the Florida were the captain, his wife, female cook, and crew of five men. They saved considerable of their personal effects. The Florida registers 386 tons, was built at Batiscon by Magny in 1875, was valued at $5,000, classed B 2.
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- 24 Aug 1882
- Richard Palmer
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