Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cayuga (Schooner), aground, 6 Nov 1854
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The schooner CAYUGA was also driven on the Canada shore, near Cobourg, on Monday night, with a cargo of 10,000 bu of Michigan wheat for Oswego. We understand the vessel and cargo, which were insured, will be a total loss.
      Democracy Buffalo
      November 11, 1854


CAYUGA Schooner, ashore near Cobourg, Lake Ontario, cargo white wheat. Property loss $22,500.
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)


Schooner CAYUGA of Oswego, cargo of wheat, driven ashore between Long Point and the "Ducks" Monday November 5th. A total wreck.
      Toronto Globe
      Nov. 11, 1854

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WRECK OF THE SCHOONER CAYUGA. - The Toronto Patriot, of yesterday, informs us that this schooner, of and bound for Oswego, with a cargo of wheat, was driven ashore between Long Point and the Duck's, in the gale of wind on Monday night last. A small boat was launched, which was immediately upset, and considerable time elapsed before it was got righted again. On Tuesday, about 2 o'clock, the PASSPORT, on her way to this city from Kingston, came in close proximity to the disabled schooner, and her situation was observed by those on board. The Captain of the PASSPORT immediately rendered every assistance in his power, and although the storm was raging at a fearful rate, he succeeded in rescuing the Captain from his perilous position, the crew having effected their escape by means of the boats. The schooner is a total wreck, and very little hopes are entertained of saving the cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, November 10, 1854

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It is supposed that a considerable part of the cargo of wheat on the CAYUGA ashore on the Canadian side will be saved without damage. The vessel is reported to have but three feet of water in her hold, and may be got off without material damage.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, November 15, 1854

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Lake Ontario. -- The CAYUGA is a total wreck on Gull Bar, Duck Island. --- Rochester Adv.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, November 24, 1854

      Schooner CAYUGA of Oswego, of 232.33 tons. Built Oswego 1846. Two masts, square stern, no head. 118 x 21.9 x 9.8. Owned by Wm. J. Pardee and Alvin Bronson.
      Port of Oswego
      Enrollment No. 26 of 1846

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: white wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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Cayuga (Schooner), aground, 6 Nov 1854