The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Glen Avon (Schooner), sunk, 1 Oct 1869

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GLENAVON Schooner,cargo staves, sunk at her anchors at Leamington, Lake Erie; got up.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The schr. GLENAVON, while anchored at Leamington taking on a cargo of staves, a few days since, shipped some heavy seas through her hatchways during a storm, and almost immediately sunk, and will probably become a total loss. The vessel has been dismantled. No lives were lost. Neither vessel or cargo were insured. The GLENAVON was formerly the schr. UTICA, and originally came out in 1848. She is 195 tons burden, and hails from Hamilton.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 27, 1869 3-5

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The Chatham Planet gives the GLENAVON as the name of the third vessel ashore in the neighborhood of Rondeau, the others being the GERRITT SMITH and METROPOLIS, as before reported. The Planet strongly urges the building of a lighthouse at the above locality. The METROPOLIS has since been got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 12, 1869 3-5

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Reason: sunk
Freight: staves
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.0549 Longitude: -82.6062
William R. McNeil
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Glen Avon (Schooner), sunk, 1 Oct 1869