The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Joseph Wilson (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1863

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WILSON, JOSEPH Schooner, stranded at Saugeen River.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wed. Jan. 20, 1864 (1863 Casualty List)

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Schooner JOSEPH WILSON (c.) stranded at Saugeen River, October 1863. Property loss $1,000
      Dept. of Public Works, List of Marine Casualties.
      Canadian shore of Lakes Huron, & Erie 1863 - 1868

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JOSEPH WILSON, schooner of 72 tons, stranded at "Saugeen" in October of 1863. She was owned at Goderich and bound from Sarnia to Southampton.
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes, 1863 - 1873

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      "The schooner WILSON, completely dismantled went ashore near Kincardine, and it is supposed that all hands, including the three Wilson brothers have been drowned." - Huron Signal, Oct. 11.
      Toronto Globe
      October 13, 1864

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The schooner JOSEPH WILSON owned, we believe at Goderich is represented as having been found on the beach near Kincardine, with all hands gone; the schooner JULIA SMITH was also driven ashore on the coast in the late gale. Schooners AMELIA and A.J. RICH have gone to pieces, most of their sails and rigging will be saved; the schooner ALTAIR has been abandoned and is fast going to pieces. - Detroit Tribune.
      Toronto Globe
      November 30, 1864
NOTE - It would appear that the WILSON was got off in 1863, and became wrecked again in 1864

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,800
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.501111 Longitude: -81.373611
William R. McNeil
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Joseph Wilson (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1863