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Defiance (Schooner), sunk, 26 Aug 1884

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Schooner DEFIANCE, Home port, Port Hope. On Aug. 26, 1884 vessel sunk at Port Dalhousie, Lake Ontario, with a cargo of wheat. Raised. Cargo loss $5,000. Hull loss $2,000.
      Disasters to Lake Shipping, 1884
      Cleveland Herald
      November 28, 1884

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      A despatch from Port Dalhousie states that the schooner DEFIANCE, of St. Catharines, laden with 8,000 bu. wheat, bound from Jordan to St. Catharines, ran into the piers in trying to make the harbor there yesterday morning and sank behind the east pier on a sand bottom. The cargo is owned by S. Neelon of St. Catharines, and the vessel by Capt. R. McLaren, her present master. No insurance on vessel or cargo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 27, 1884 3-6

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $5,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.26629
William R. McNeil
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Defiance (Schooner), sunk, 26 Aug 1884