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Helen Mar (Schooner), aground, 12 Nov 1862

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Schooner HELEN MAR, cargo peas, stranded near Oak Orchard. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)


The Canadian schr. HELEN MAR is ashore 20 miles east of the mouth of the Niagara River.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 15, 1862 3-4

      FATAL WRECK. - The schooner HELEN MAR, which went ashore on the 12th. inst. twenty miles below Niagara, has since become a total wreck. She was owned by John Proctor, Esq., of Hamilton, and was insured in the North Western of Oswego and the Provincial of Toronto. - Toronto Leader.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, November 22, 1862

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      Port of Hamilton Shipping Register
      No. 3 0f 1862. Port No. 48
Type Schooner
Port Hamilton
Tons 129
When built Rebuilt 1851
Where built St. Catharines
Builders name & date of Certificate:-- L. Shicklunas, Oct. 24, 1861
Description of vessel; -- Surveyor J.W. Mills
      Length 83 feet & 6 tenths
      Breadth 18 feet & 6 tenths.
      Depth of hold 8 feet & 7 tenths.
      Decks One
      Masts Two
      Bowsprit Standing
      Stern Square
      Figure-head With Figure-head
      How rigged Schooner Carvel built
      Masters name W. Hall
Suscribing owners:-- Wm. Hall of Wellington Square, and J. Proctor of Hamilton, owners of 64 shares.

Registers pencilled remark :- Lost.
      Port of Hamilton Shipping Registers, 1846 - 1874
      Vol. 362. Microfilm reel C--2465, National Archives, Canada

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $4,500
Freight: peas
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27422 Longitude: -78.33252
William R. McNeil
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Helen Mar (Schooner), aground, 12 Nov 1862