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Ellen (Schooner), aground, 10 Nov 1848


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Schooner ELLEN, Canadian, is a total loss at Wellington Bay, Lake Ontario, Nov. 10, 1848, also lost all her crew, seven in number.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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The schooner ELLEN belonging to E. Brown & Co., which left Kingston, in ballast, last week was driven into Wellington on Wednesday last, dismasted and all hands missing. The unfortunate vessel had been loading fish on the beach of Prince Edward, and in attempting to claw off the shore, she perished. Nine souls were on board.
      Quebec Mercury
      November 7, 1848



      The schooner ELLEN, owned by Mr. Browe of Hamilton, ashore at West Lake sand beach a wreck, and to be sold as a wreck on the beach. - Picton Sun (undated)
      Hamilton Spectator & Journal
      November 11, 1848

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      A WRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE. -- The schooner ELLEN of Hamilton, Captain George Law, left this port on the night of the 28th. ult. to take in a load of fish from the lake shore above Wellington. On Tuesday morning the wind commenced blowing from the S. E. when she attempted to beat off shore. About 4 P. M. the wind veered round to the west, blowing a gale, in which the vessel was probably thrown on her neam ends.
      On Wednesday morning the hull drifted ashore near Wellington, a complete wreck. There were nine souls aboard. Six besides the captain belonged to the vessel and two men from shore, who were assisting the crew to load, all perished. The ELLEN belonged to Messrs. Browne & Co., and was insured. --- Kingston Argus (undated)
      Hamilton Spectator & Journal of Commerce
      November 11, 1848
     
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      Wreck of a schooner, with Loss of Nine lives -- The Kingston (Canada) Whig, of the 4th inst., states that the schooner ELLEN, belonging to E. Brown & Co., which left Kingston in ballast the week previous, was driven into Wellington on Wednesday last, dismatsted, and all hands missing. The unfortunate vessel had been landing fish on the beach of Prince Edward, and in attempting to claw off shore she was lost, with all on board, nine in number.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday Evening, November 14, 1848

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      PORT OF HAMILTON REGISTER No. I5

Nane........................ ELLEN
Type........................ Schooner
Tonnage.................. 96 tons
Where Built............ Hamilton
When built...............1846

Builders Name & Date of Certificate: - Charles Lee, Feb. 5th. 1848
Description of vessel: --
Length.................. 95 feet
Breadth................17 feet & two tenths
Depth of hold........ 6 feet & nine tenths

Decks................... One
Masts .................. Two
Bowsprit............... Standing
Stern ................... Square
Figure-head .........With Figure-Head
Rigged.................. Schooner
How Built............. Carvel
Masters hame.......J, Miles

Subscribing owners: -- M. W. & E. Browne of Hamilton owners of the 64 shares

      Registers Remarks : - GONE

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Reason: aground
Lives: 7
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1848
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9182
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.929444 Longitude: -77.3475
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Ellen (Schooner), aground, 10 Nov 1848