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Ellen Gilmour (Brig), aground, 1 Nov 1856

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GILMOUR, ELLEN Brig (C), ashore on Long Point, lost five men.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (casualty list)

      Schooner ELLEN GILMOUR, wrecked on Long Point, Lake Erie. Capt. E.J. Brown. 4 lives lost including Capt. & son
      Toronto Globe
      January 1, 1857 [1856 Casualty List]

      Brig ELLEN GILMOUR wrecked on long Point, Lake Erie, a mile east of the 'Cut', a woman named Becker, lit and kept a fire going and aided the crew. Vessel went ashore November 1st. and is a total loss.
      Toronto Globe
      Nov. 5, 1856

Fore & Aft schooner GILMOUR, of 120 tons. Home Port, Kingston. Built Amherst Isle 1847. Owned and commanded by Mckenzie Class A 1. Value !,000 £. REMARKS - Flat Bottom.
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854

Top-Sail schooner GILMOUR, Of 200 tons. Built at Bath and owned by J. Mckenzie. Value $5,000
      List of Canadian Vessels for 1856
      Toronto GLOBE, August 4, 1856
NOTE-- NOT listed in the GLOBE 1857 list.

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Reason: aground
Lives: 5
Hull damage: $3,000
Cargo: $3,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Ellen Gilmour (Brig), aground, 1 Nov 1856