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Sophia (Schooner), aground, 15 Aug 1852


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SOPHIA Schooner (Br.), beached near Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. Got off and repaired. Property loss $1,500
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 25, 1852 (casualty list)
     
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      LOSS OF THE "SOPHIA"
      A letter received by Capt. Gaskin, the former owner of this vessel announces her loss at the mouth of the Nottawasaga River on Monday night of last week, the writer says:- She had completed her contract with the Commissariat, and proceeded to the Nottawasaga to load lumber for Buffalo. She was under the care of a good Pilot : Upon nearing the mouth of the river about 6 P.M., with a light fair breeze, and under easy canvas, she grounded in six feet of water, and before she could be got off, a heavy gale from the N. N. W., sprang up - which drove her on shore about 2 o'clock A.M. on Sunday, carrying away both masts and straining her very much.
From the locality in which this occurred it is almost impossible to get proper assistance to get her off and it is likely that before anything can be done she will go to pieces, particularly if another N. W. blow comes on. - Kingston News (undated)
      Toronto Globe
      Thursday, August 26, 1852

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      FOR SALE
      The Brigantine " SOPHIA "
      T. Kidd, late Master, as she now lies at the mouth of the Nottawasaga River.
      This vessel has been kept in the most perfect order, and has an abundant
      supply of every description of stores of the best quality.
      For further particulars, application can be made at the office of the
      Provincial Insurance Co. Toronto.
      Sydney M. Stanford, Esq., Barrie or
      W.A. Stevens, Owen Sound, Agent of the above named company.
      Toronto Sept. 7th.
      Toronto Globe
      Saturday, September 11, 1852 (Advert)

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      The Brigantine SOPHIA, lately wrecked and dismasted at the mouth of the Nottawasaga River, was got off the Bar last Friday, and safely moored in the river and is now being refitted. She has been purchased, we understand for the trade between Georgian Bay and Toronto, and as she is a very firm vessel of 103 tons register, will be quite an addition to our Owen Sound Marine.
      Owen Sound Comet
      Friday, September 17, 1852

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The schooner which was reported to have been totally wrecked at the mouth of the Nottawasaga River lately, has been raised, repaired, and is now taking in her cargo of lumber, up the river. - Barrie Advance, undated.
      Toronto Globe
      September 23, 1852

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1852
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McN.W.1451
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sophia (Schooner), aground, 15 Aug 1852