Maritime History of the Great Lakes
, sunk, 1 Oct 1828
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DISTRESSING OCCURRENCE. -- On the 16th inst. a Durham boat, laden with hogs, potash, &c. valued at $3,600, the property of Festus Clark, of Sackett's Harbor, was capsized between the the Galve and Fox Island on Lake Ontario, and the vessel and cargo lost, and the captain, by the name of Pike, and two passengers, drowned. Six others remained on the wreck till 11 o'clock when they were taken off nearly exhausted. One of the passengers drowned, called his name Peter Murphy, and is said to have a draft on the Utica bank, or a certificate of deposite, for $1,500, and other money to the amount of $50. He represented that he had a brother in Albany, or was soon expected there. It is said by some that he has a family.
      Fredonia Censor
      Wednesday, October 29, 1828 p. 2 c. 6

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      A letter from Sacket's harbor, dated Oct. 19th., states that a Durham Boat, with a cargo valued at $3,600, the property of Festus Clark, has been capsized between Galve and Fox Island, and lost, with the cargo. The captain (Pike) and two passengers were drowned. One of the passengers lost, called his name Peter Murphy, and is said to have had in his possession a draft or certificate on the Utica Bank for $1,500. Six other persons clung to the wreck until they were taken off.
      Buffalo Emporium
      Thurs. Nov. 6th. 1828 p. 3 col. 3

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 3
Cargo: $3,600
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.03728 Longitude: -76.32855
William R. McNeil
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, sunk, 1 Oct 1828