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Sophia (Schooner), aground, 19 Sep 1854


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SOPHIA Schooner, lost with cargo of supply goods in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. Property loss $6,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      LOSS OF THE " SOPHIA "
It is with regret we have to chronicle the loss ofthe SOPHIA Schooner, the Property of Stephens Co., in a gale on Tuesday night, week. The schooner was driven ashore on Club Island about -?- miles from this place, and is a total wreck, loaded with flour, potash and fish, which not being insured, will be a serious loss to her owners, as the SOPHIA was the only vessel belonging to this port, her loss will be an inconvience to this place, and Stephens will be large losers as she was not insured for over half her value.
The above, we have learned that the SOPHIA Schooner is not so much injured as was at first reported, if immediate steps be taken to get her off, she may be repaired again, if not, the first storm will knock her to pieces, the flour and fish have been got ashore, so that the porters will not lose so much on her wreck. The potash is all lost.-Owen Sound Comet (undated)
      Toronto Globe
      Thursday, Oct.5,1854

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LOSS OF THE SOPHIA.--It is with regret that we have to chronicle the loss of the above fine schooner, the property of Stephens Brothers, in a gale of Tuesday night week, the 19th. She was driven ashore on Club island, about 100 miles from this place, and is a total wreck. She was loaded with flour, potash, and fish, and very little being insured, will be a serious loss to the exporters. As the SOPHIA was the only large schooner belonging to this port, her loss will be a serious inconvenience to this place, and her owners, we understand, will be large losers, as she was not insured for over one-half her value. Since writing the above, we have learned that the aforesaid schooner is not so much injured as it was first reported. If immediate steps be taken to get her off, she may be repaired again; but if left, the first storm will knock her to pieces. The flour and fish have been got ashore, so that the exporters will not lose so much on these articles. The potash is all lost. ---- Owen Sound Times
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, October 16, 1854

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We learn from the Captain of the KALOOLAH that the Schooner SOPHIA, of Owen Sound, which was driven ashore recently in the Georgian Bay, is a perfect wreck.
She belonged to Stephens & Brothers of Sydenham and had a valuable cargo of flour and fish. ---- Detroit Dem. 30th.
      Buffalo Democracy
      November 2, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: flour, potash, &c
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1854
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Local identifier:
McN.W.1452
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.565555 Longitude: -81.601388
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sophia (Schooner), aground, 19 Sep 1854