Buffalo Evening News Wednesday, October 18, 1893 p.1, c.1 #
The Schooner Lost In Gravelly Bay Is The C.B. BENSON for Toledo. The schooner sunk in Gravelly Bay is the C.B. BENSON, which left Buffalo Friday for Toledo. She had seven men on board, all of whom are drowned. Capt. D.W. Carter of Port Colborne telegraphs: “Tugs visited the wreck and she is loaded with coal. Her foremast is gone and the remaining topmasts are painted black. I believe it is the C.B. BENSON. Have just sent another tug with diver and will telegraph you later.” No bodies have been found. Not a single body of the crew of nine men on the J.C. FINNEY, which went down last fall in the Bay, was ever recovered. The G.M. CASE, the MONTICELLO and E.P. DORR were lost near the same spot and only one man’s body found. Captain Duff of the BENSON was one of the best known navigators in this county.