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Elizabeth (Schooner), sunk, 1 Jul 1857

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Schooner ELIZABETH, cargo pig iron, sunk on Lake Ontario. Property loss $5,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The schr. ELIZABETH arrived at Port Hope, and bound from Kingston to Hamilton, with a cargo of pig iron, sprung a leak on the night of the 29th ult. when between False Duck and Nine Mile Pt., and soon went down in about 16 fathoms water. The Captain and crew saved themselves in the small boat. - Det. Adv.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 9, 1857 2-6

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      Schooner ELIZABETH, bound from Kingston for Hamilton with a cargo of pig iron, sprung a leak and sunk on 29th. June between the False Ducks and Nine Mile Point in 16 fathoms water. No lives lost.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 12, 1857

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: pig iron
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.151388 Longitude: -76.555277
William R. McNeil
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Elizabeth (Schooner), sunk, 1 Jul 1857