The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New Dominion (Schooner), 3 Nov 1884

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      Port Colborne, Nov. 1 - The schooner sunk off Gull Island turned out to be the schr. NEW DOMINION instead of the VAN VALKENBURG. A tug went to her yesterday evening and examined her sails and got some articles off her, which have been identified as belonging to the NEW DOMINION. The NEW DOMINION was laden with about 300 tons of coal for the gas works at St. Catharines, having loaded at Cleveland. She registers 182 tons and was built at Port Dalhousie in 1857. She was owned by Capt. James Griffith and Capt. John Dailey. They were both aboard the ill-fated vessel. Griffith served as master and Dailey as mate. A sailor named Daniel Murray and the captains sister-in-law, who served as cook, formed part of the crew. There can be no doubt now that the crew have all lost their lives. Capts. Griffith and Dailey are will known along the lakes having commanded a number of different vessels in the past 20 years. Capt. Dailey sailed the schr. LAURA before buying into the DOMINION. The schooner was valued at $3,500 and insured for $2,500. She is registered in Tornto.
      Toronto Globe
      November 3, 1884 7-4

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New Dominion (Schooner), 3 Nov 1884