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Ottawa (Schooner), aground, 3 Dec 1848

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OTTAWA Schooner, ashore at Port Stanley, Dec. 3, 1848. A total loss
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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December 1848.-- Schooner OTTAWA, (British) wrecked near Port Stanley, L. E., cargo salt. Property loss $2,000.
      1848 Casualty List (Capt. Rounds)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      January 4, 1849

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The gale of Friday last has been destructive of much life and property on Lake Ontario. The schooner CANADA, belonging to Kingston, and bound from Oswego to Port Hope, went ashore near that place - six lives lost. She had a full cargo of salt, which with the vessel, is a total loss.
      The steamer COMET is ashore below Toronto. We learn no particulars.
      The schooner OTTAWA, belonging to Hamilton, bound from Oswego to Port Stanley, with salt, has been lost near that place. No particulars given.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday Evening, December 4, 1848

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Name OTTAWA Register Number- 7
Type. Schooner
Port. Hamilton
Tons. 74
When Built -
Where Built -
Builders name & date of certificate:-
Description of vessel:- J.H. Palmer, Landing Waiter

Length 72 feet & six tenths
Breadth I6 feet & two tenths
Depth of hold 7 feet & six tenths
Decks. One
Masts Two
Bowsprit Standing
Stern. Square
Figure-head None
Rigged Schooner. Carvel built
Masters name G. Wilson.

Subscribing owners:- M.W. & E. Browne of Hamilton, forwarders, owns all 64 shares, sold all 64 shares to Thomas Rae, of Hamilton, dated December 12, 1846.
Registers remarks :- Lost.

      Port of Hamilton, Shipping Register, 1846 to 1874, Vol.362
      National Archives, Canada Microfilm reel C-2465
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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,000
Freight: salt
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
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Ottawa (Schooner), aground, 3 Dec 1848