J. R. Benson (Schooner), C85413, capsized, 18 Jun 1883
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The Schooner BAY TRADER arrived here on the 19th. with the crew of the Schooner J.R. BENSON. Captain McKay of the BENSON, says a squall struck the BENSON when off Rondeau Point, and she rolled over. One man, a swede, whom he shipped here on his way up, name not known, was drowned. The balance of the crew hung on to the vessel until taken off by the BAY TRADER. The BENSON was bound to Toledo light, to load timber. Captain McKay will take a tug from here. She is owned in St. Catharines. - Port Colborne Report.
June 23, 1883
J.R. BENSON Schooner, of 323 Tons Reg. and 10 years old. Home port, St. Catharines. Bound from Port Colborne to Toledo, vessel capsized June 18, 1883 off Erie Point, Lake Erie, during a squall with one life lost. Vessel a partial loss of $4,000
Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1883
Department of Marine and Fisheries
Schooner JAMES R. BENSON. Official Canada No. 85413. Of 323 tons register. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1873. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 139.0 x 23.5 x 11.8. Owned by S. Neelon, of St. Caharines, Ont.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886
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- Reason: capsized
Hull damage: $4,000
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes