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Mary O'Gorman (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1869


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GORMAN, MARY O. Schooner, all hands lost, vessel ashore near Oswego.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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GORMAN, MARY O. Schoonerof 112 Tons, owned at Kingston Ontario by Yott & Co. Bound from Bellville to Kingston in November of 1869, vessel and all hands lost in a gale on Lake Ontario. Loss to veesel $8,000, insurance on vessel $5,000. Seven lives lost. no cargo.
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes 1863 - 1873
      Report of the United States Coats Guard
     
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      Abandoned Schooner. - Yesterday forenoon the schooner Mary O'GORMAN was seen drifting past this port dismasted and apparently abandoned. Along in the forenoon, O. H. Brown, Esq., got a couple of tugs and went out in search of the vessel, which was found about nine miles below the piers, and three or four miles from shore in twenty fathoms water, holding by her anchor.
Her foremast was gone, and also her boat. Mr. Brown and three men with him boarded her, and found the cabin door locked and appearances all indicating the crew had abandoned her. We learn that the boat has come ashore, bottom up, about a mile above here, and hence it is presumed her crew is lost. Not having enough help to weigh her anchors, they were obliged to leave then, but the vessel was brought back to this port, where she now lies.
      The MARY O' GORMAN had between 7,000 and 8,000 bushels of barley for C. Ames & Co., which seems to be in good condition. The vessel was owned in Kingston, Ont., and both bottom and cargo are insured.
      Oswego Daily Advertiser & Times
      Monday, November 22, 1869


     
Marine Disasters, Oswego, Nov. 22. -- The schooner MARY O. GORMAN, was found yesterday about 9 miles below this port, dismantled and abandoned and her anchors dragging. The boat came ashore capsized and the crew is supposed lost. She was owned in Kingston, Ont.
      Toledo Blade
      November 23, 1869

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      Port of Kingston Register

Name..................M.O. GORMAN
Type..................Schooner
Tonnage...............107 Tons
When Built............1867
Where Built...........Barriefield, Kingston
Present Master........L.MacEvoy ?
Home Port.............Kingston
Builders Name.........Wm.LaChappelle
Certificate date......July 26, 1867
Length.................. 88 feet & 5/10ths
Breadth............... 20 feet
Depth of hold.........7 feet & 3/10ths.at amidships

Masts............... Two
Stern............... . Square
Bowsprit............Standing
Figure-head.......None
How built...........Carvel
How rigged........Schooner
Decks............... One

Subscribing Owners:- Micheal O. Gorman & Wm. La Chappelle sole owners, sold to John Fraser & Fredrick George, both of Kingston, dated Sept. 28, 1868. They sold to John Savage of Kingston, dated July 28, 1869 on his death vessel sold to John Yott of Wolfe Island dated Feb. 5, 1870. Owned by Annie B. Malone, of Kingston and G.F. Cleveland and F. Elliot, dated Aug. 25, 1882
NOTATIONS
Vessel was totally destroyed by fire, in the Harbour of Kingston, on the night of January 22, 1884. Certificate handed up. Register Closed
      from Port of Kingston Register
      Number 9 of 1867
     
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Reason: aground
Lives: 7
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1869
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McN.W.8404
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Mary O'Gorman (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1869