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Chief Justice Robinson (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1848


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Shipwreck-The schooner CHIEF JUSTICE belonging to Messrs. Land & Routh of this port, was wrecked off Presque Isle, on Friday night, during the severe gale. The CHIEF JUSTICE was bound from Hamilton to Kingston, and had a cargo of 1250 bbls flour. the vessel will be a total wreck, but the cargo will be saved in a damaged state. Crew all safe- Hamilton (C.W.) Journal.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday Evening, December 4, 1848

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ROBINSON, CHIEF JUSTICE Schooner, wrecked at Presqu'Isle, Lake Ontario, owned by Land & Routh of Hamilton. Cargo 250 barrels flour. Bound from Hamilton to Kingston. Total loss.------ Hamilton Spectator.
      Toronto Globe
      Dec. 9, 1848

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The schooner CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON, we understand, laden with wheat, went ashore near Presque Isle, in attempting to make that harbor.----Kingston News
      Hamilton Spectator
      December 9, 1848

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November 1848.-- Schooner ROBINSON, (British) wrecked at Presque Isle, L. O.; no cargo, total loss. Property loss $3,500.
      1848 Casualty List (Capt.Rounds)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      January 4, 1849

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      PORT OF HAMILTON -- VESSEL REGISTER No.14

Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schooner
Tonnage . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
When Built . . . . . . . . . . . 1841
Where Built . . . . . . . . . . St. Catharines
Builders name & date of certificate:--Lewis Shickluna, Jan. 1, 1848
Descriptuion of vessel:-
      Length . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 feet & eight tenths
      Breadth . . . . . . . . . . . 17 feet & nine tenths
      Depth of hold . . . . . . . . 8 feet & six tenths

      Decks. . . . . . . . . . . . . One
      Masts . . . . . . . . . . . . Two
      Bowsprit . . . . . . . . . . . Standing
      Stern . . . . . . . . . . . . Square
      Figure-head . . . . . . . . . with Figure-head
      Rigged . . . . . . . . . . . Schooner
      How built . . . . . . . . . . Carvel
      Present Masters name . . . . . A.McBride

Subscribing Owners:--Land & Routh, of Hamilton, owners of all 64 shares.

Registrar's remarks:-- LOST


     


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Notes:
Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,500
Freight: flour
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1848
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9210
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Chief Justice Robinson (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1848