The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Susanna (Schooner), burnt, 30 Nov 1853

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SUSANNA Schooner (Br.), cargo flour, destroyed by fire at Port Dover, Lake Erie. Property loss $3,300 (estimated)
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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BURNING OF A SCHOONER AT PORT DOVER. - The Simcoe Standard of the 30th.
ult. says, that "on Monday night the schooner SUSANNA, of Port Ryerse, and belonging
to Mr. Ryerse, for Buffalo, laden with flour and lumber, was obliged through inclemency
of the weather to put into Port Dover harbor, and during the night was discovered to be
on fire. We believe the master and mate were the only person on board at the time, the
sailors being up in the village. Some five hundred barrels of flour were on board, only 37
of which were above deck, and it was found impossible to get them up. The vessel was,
as soon as possible scuttled and sunk by the pier. We regret extremely to learn, that the
flour was the property of Mr. Slight, of Waterford, whose mills were burned Thursday
night last."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, December 9, 1853

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Freight: flour
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.7834 Longitude: -80.19966
William R. McNeil
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Susanna (Schooner), burnt, 30 Nov 1853