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Canada (Schooner), sunk, 10 Jun 1853

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CANADA Schooner (Br.), sunk in St. Lawrence River, cargo produce. Property loss $10,000
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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The schooner CANADA, Wylie, master, bound with goods for Windsor, Canada, and other ports on Lake Erie and Huron, was wrecked on Friday morning, below Dickinson's Landing. The cargo is being landed in a damaged state, on the American shore. She is a total wreck. She was owned by Mr. Hunt of Chatham. - Oswego Journal.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, June 20, 1853

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Top-sail schooner CANADA. [C] of 100 tons. Built at Wellington Square in 1836 by Wyllie. Owned by Charles Hunt. Home port, Windsor. Class Æ in hull, Æ in stores. Value £800. REMARKS. - Rebuilt at Wellington Square in 1840. Repaired in 1853. Old "WILLIAM GORDON"
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854

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Name Wm. GORDON Register Number- 9
Type. Schooner
Port. Hamilton
Tons. 58¼
When Built - 1838
Where Built - Wellington Square
Builders name & date of certificate:- H.G. Miller, Sept. 9, 1847
Description of vessel:- Surveyor, Wm. Pring.

Length 82 feet & one tenth
Breadth 17 feet & one tenth
Depth of hold 5 feet & two tenths
Decks. One
Masts Two
Bowsprit Standing
Stern. Square
Figure-head none
Rigged Schooner. Carvel built
Masters name Whylie [?]

Subscribing owners:- Wm. Moody of Kingston, a blacksmith, owns all 64 shares, dated Sept. 9, 1847.
Registers remarks :- Lost.

      Port of Hamilton, Shipping Register, 1846 to 1874, Vol.362
      National Archives, Canada Microfilm reel C-2465
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CANADA, a top sail schooner of 100 tons, built Wellington Square in 1836. Owned by Charles Hunt. Home port, Windsor. Remarks : -- Rebuilt Wellington Square 1840, repaired 1853. - Old WILLIAM GORDON.
      British Lake Underwriters, 1854

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Canada (Schooner), sunk, 10 Jun 1853