Dimensions: 96ft x 17ft x 5ft 70 GT 
Type of Wreck: propeller
Location of Wreck: Bay of Quinte

COASTER From David Swayze Shipwreck File

Other names : none Official no. : none Type at loss : propeller, wood Build info : 1854, A. Miller, Oswego, NY Specs : 96x17x5, 70 t. Date of loss : 1860, Nov (27) Place of loss : Stone Mills, near Picton, Ont. Lake : Ontario Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Driven ashore and pounded to pieces. Built for John Sweet. Sources: lhl(s),is,rnc

Buffalo Daily Republic Tuesday, November 27 1860 #

DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO. – The propeller COASTER went ashore in the gale of Saturday, eight miles below Stone Mills, Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. She has gone to pieces. Her engine will be saved.      

Oswego Commercial Times Tues., November 27, 1860             #

More Disasters. – We have heard of the following disasters on the lake since our report yesterday P.M.: Schooner REVOLVING LIGHT, with a cargo of wheat, is ashore at Cape Vincent. Schooner A. HANDY is ashore at South Bay, lost her boat, some of the canvas, and is leaking.

Schooner ENTERPRISE, bound from Wilson to this port with wheat, is ashore at Long Point. Schooner OMAR PASHA, with a cargo of wheat from Toronto, is wrecked near Stoney Point. The cook perished. Schooner EDITH, light, is reported a wreck one mile above Stoney Point. Schooner QUEEN CITY put into Kingston with loss of sails.

Propeller COASTER is ashore eight miles below Stone Mills, Canada, and will be a total wreck. Schooner TORNADO, with a cargo of corn from Chicago, is wrecked near Kingston. The crew all lost, and the vessel gone to pieces. Schooner MARCO POLO is capsized near Long Point. Schooners ST. GEORGE, MARY, WILD ROVER, and two or three others, names unknown, are ashore near South Bay. The latter was bound from Milwaukee to this port with wheat. Schooner CAPE HORN, from Milwaukee to this port with wheat, is ashore at Point Peninsula, with four feet of water in her hold. Cargo was mostly gone.

Capt. Estes, of the steamer ONTARIO, reports a black three-master vessel ashore on one of the islands down the lake, but she was so covered with ice he could not make out her name. The barques CLAYTON and QUEBEC, bound for the St. Lawrence, are ashore above Kingston. The tug PAGE left here this morning, on a wrecking cruise. She will first go to the relief of the schooner MARQUETTE, ashore near Nicholson’s Island, after which the vessels beached at other points along the Canadian shore can obtain her assistance if desired. Capt King telegraphs that the MARQUETTE can be got off without much difficulty. The tug BLOORE, Capt. Wheeler, has gone down the lake to render assistance to the vessels ashore between Cape Vincent and Stoney Point.      

Buffalo Daily Republic Saturday, December 8, 1860 #

We are informed by Capt. Vincent Bidwell, of the Aetna Insurance Co., who has just returned from a tour around Lake Ontario, of the condition of the vessels that were disabled by recent gales, as follows:- Propeller COASTER, 8 miles below Stone Mills, is a total loss.      

Disaster to Oswego Vessels during 1859 Oswego NY Commercial Times April 10, 1860 #

Propeller COASTER, collided with Schooner COQUETTE near Oswego, Lake Ontario, July 1859. Property loss $700      

Oswego Palladium Tues August 2 1859 #

On Saturday night last the schooner COQUETTE, bound for Oswego, came in collision with the Port Ontario screw packet COASTER, bound from that port to Genesee river, with a cargo of tan bark. The bow of the propeller was stove in, and she became waterlogged. The captain and crew came ashore in a small boat, and procured the services of a tug and the COASTER was towed into this port. The schooner experienced no material damage.      

Buffalo Daily Courier  Wednesday, August 3, 1859 #

COLLISION. – On Saturday night the scow propeller COASTER, bound from Port Ontario for the Genesee River, with bark, collided just above this port, with the Canadian schooner COQUETTE, bound from Toronto for Oswego with lumber, demolishing the bow of the propeller and filling her full of water. The captain and crew and owner of the cargo, came ashore in the small boat, procured the tug J.H. BLOORE, and towed the propeller into port, which was kept afloat by the buoyancy of her cargo. The schooner received some slight damage. – Oswego Times.      

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