Washington Irving

by Jim Kennard

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120 ft (36.6 m)

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Washington Irving

Wreck Location

Approximately 6.7 miles WNW from Dunkirk
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   42° 32' 22.2" N      Longitude:   -79° 27' 38.4012" W


The two masted schooner, Washington Irving, was bound Erie to Buffalo.  The ship was carrying a cargo of pig iron and coal.  The schooner disappeared while enroute probably due to a massive leak that caused the ship to sink very quickly before the crew could reach the yawl.   


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anonymous by James Wynne McAuley on 12/25/2016

On 24 Dec 1845, the Washington Irving arrived in Boston, from Londonderry, carrying John McAuley age 70, Margaret Wynne and their 3 youngest Ann 16, Jane 13 & James McAuley 11. - Today with over 500 descendents.

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