Belvidere (Schooner), capsized, 14 Dec 1856
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Schooner BELVIDERE, cargo wood, capsized off Oakville. Total loss, crew perished.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)
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A Telegram was received last evening from Mr. James Hamilton, of Port Credit, stating that the schooner BELVIDERE was capsized during the gale of Sunday night, and that all on board ( Captain and four of a crew) were drowned. She was loaded with wood, and bound for Oakville. At a late hour last evening none of the bodies had been recovered. The vessel (60 tons) was not a new one, and was owned by the Captain, whose name we believe was Burnside.
Tuesday, December 16, 1856
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DISASTERS ON LAKE ONTARIO - LOSS OF A VESSEL AND CREW. - The Toronto paper furnish further news of disasters on the lake. The Globe, of Tuesday, say a telegraph despatch was received on the previous evening, from Port Credit, stating that the schooner BELVIDERE was capsized during the gale of Sunday night, and that all on board (Captain and four men,) were drowned. She was loaded with wood, and bound for Oakville. At a late hour none of the bodies had been recovered.
The vessel was owned by the captain whose name was Burnside.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Friday, December 19, 1856
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Schooner BELVIDERE, of 25 tons. Built 1847 at Oakville. Owned and commanded by J. Burnside. Value $1,000
List of Canadian Vessels for 1856
Toronto GLOBE, August 4, 1856
NOTE -- The BELVIDERE is NOT listed in the GLOBE 1857 list.
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- Reason: capsized
Hull damage: $900
Remarks: Total loss
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes