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Canada (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1848


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CANADA Schooner, of Kingston, with a cargo of salt went ashore near Port Hope, Lake Ontario. Six lives lost. Vessel and cargo a total loss. Dec. 3, 1848
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      Schooner Sunk with Oswego Crew. -- The steamer Niagara, Capt. Childs, arrived this (Monday) morning from Ogdensburgh. She reports the loss of the schooner Canada, with the Captain and two of the crew, on the North shore above Cobourg. The Canada cleared from this port on Thursday last, for Cobourg, with a cargo; consisting principally of 1,000 barrels of salt. The brig Concord, which also cleared from this port on Saturday, with 1,000 barrels salt, for Cobourg, is reported ashore a little above Kingston, but will probably be got off today. The Niagara leaves here tomorrow morning for Ogdensburgh.
      Oswego Times
      December 4, 1848


      Marine-The steamer NIAGARA, Captain childs, arrived on Monday morning from Ogdensburgh. She reports the loss of the schooner CANADA, with the Captain and two of the crew, on the North shore above Cobourg. The CANADA cleared from this port on Thursday Ist, for Cobourg, with a cargo, consisting principally of 1.000 bbls. of salt. -- The brig CONCORD, which also cleared from this port on Saturday, with 1000 bbls salt for Cobourg is reported ashore a little above Kingston, but will probably be got off today. ------- Oswego Times.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday Evening, December 6, 1848

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CANADA Schooner, of Kingston, ashore 2 miles East of Port Hope, Dec. 1, 1848. Vessel and cargo a total loss. Three of crew drowned.
      Toronto Globe
      Dec. 6th. & 13th. 1848

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Schooner CANADA of Kingston wrecked Port Hope was originally a steamer, owned by Mr. Richardson of Toronto. It was very old, cargo of salt. Two lives lost. (condensed)
      Cobourg Star
      Dec. 6, 1848
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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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      Loss of Schooner Canada. -- From the wreck of the Canada, before noticed in our paper, we have the melancholy news of the loss of the entire crew; except the Captain, which consisted of Mr. Alexander McDougal and two sons, all of whom were residents of this city. To the surviving portion of Mr. McDougal's family, this sweeping loss is a painful and heart-rendering calamity.
      Oswego Times
      December 9, 1848

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November 1848.--Schooner CANADA, (British) wrecked near Port Hope, L. O.; cargo salt and merchandise, all lost with 3 lives. Property loss $3,200
      1848 Casualty List (Capt. Rounds)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      January 4, 1849


NOTE:- The schooner CANADA was not originally the steamer of the same name. that report was in error.


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Reason: aground
Lives: 6
Hull damage: $3,200
Cargo: included
Freight: salt, merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1848
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9218
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95012 Longitude: -78.29953
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Canada (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1848