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Bay of Quinte (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1863

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Schooner BAY OF QUINTE, cargo wheat, stranded at Salmon Point, Lake Ontario. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864
      (Casualty List for 1863)

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The schooner BAY OF QUINTE that recently went ashore on Salmon Point about five miles above Long Point, laden with 7,500 bushels of wheat for Toronto, is a total wreck.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Saturday, November 28, 1863 3-5

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Schooner BAY OF QUINTE, Ashore ans gone to pieces at South Bay Point. Capt. Gaskin owner.
      Toronto Globe
      November 28, 1863

      Schooner NEPTUNE. [C] Of 155 tons. Built in 1853 at Bath by B.F. Davey. Owned by Henry Wade. Home port, Kingston. Value $3,600 Class B 1. REMARKS. -- Formerly BAY OF QUINTE.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

Schooner BAY OF QUINTE (C) of 155 tons. Built Bath, 1855 by Beaupre. Owned by R. Gaskin. Home port, Kingston. Value, $4,000 Class, B1 REMARKS -- Large repairs in 1863.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Marine Register for 1863

NOTE:-- the BAY OF QUINTE, under that name and still listed as such until wrecked in November 1863, therefore she had to have her name changed back from NEPTUNE to the BAY OF QUINTE, between 1860 and 1863, otherwise the 1860 naming is an error.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $10,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8575 Longitude: -77.243888
William R. McNeil
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Bay of Quinte (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1863