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55 ft (16.8 m)

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False Duck Island - off of the SE corner
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   43° 56' 52.0008" N      Longitude:   -76° 47' 38.0004" W


The two masted schooner Fabiola was built at Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1852.  She was lost south of the False Duck Islands on route from Oswego with a cargo of coal.


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anonymous by Shane Bates on 10/1/2016

My Great Grandfather was the Captain on this Ship.His name was Daniel David Bates,after the sinking of this ship,Capt.Bates went into a deep depression and had to be lodged in an insane asylum in Kingston,Ontario.He died there in 1901 at age 50,having never recovered from the loss of his uninsured ship and cargo of coal.

anonymous by Michelle Vesey on 9/19/2019

Hi Shane, he was a Great grandfather of me as well and I have the same recollection.

anonymous by Brenda (Bate) Stephenson on 12/28/2020

My great grandmother was an aunt to Daniel David Bates. Catherine, sister to Daniel’s father William. I have been researching for a few years now. I have got DNA matches with the family. Was wondering if you have any history about William.

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