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Florence Howard (Schooner), sunk, 20 Nov 1883

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      She Goes Down Off Salmon Point.
      [ Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean ]
      Picton, Ont., Nov. 20. -- The schooner FLORENCE HOWARD sunk this morning about four miles west northwest of Salmon Point. The FLORENCE HOWARD took on 5,000 bushels of barley at Wellington and left there yesterday afternoon to go to West Point to finish. Shortly after leaving Wellington it was noticed she was leaking. When off Salmon Point her anchors were dropped and her pumps were manned till 11 o'clock, water all the time gaining. About 11 a light breeze sprung up from the southeast. The anchor was at once weighed and all sail made, with a view to running into Weller's Bay or Presque Isle, and beaching her, but when about four miles west northwest of Salmon Point she was again becalmed. The crew stuck to her till 6 this morning, when it was found impossible to keep her afloat, and she was abandoned. The crew landed at Wellington. The HOWARD was built three years ago, and was classed A 2½. She had capacity of 7,000 bushels, was valued at $4,000, and insured in the Continental. The barley belonged to W.D. Matthews & Co., of Toronto, and was insured.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

HOWARD, FLORENCE Schooner, sunk November 20, 1883. Value $9,000. Loss $9,000.
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe, Dec. 4, 1883

HOWARD, FLORENCE Schooner, of 126 Tons. 25 years of age. A total loss on Lake Ontario 1883. Vessel valued at $2,000.
      Losses on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

FLORENCE HOWARD Schooner of 100 Reg.Tons. Built 1859 at Picton, Ont. 81 x 19.4 x 7.3 Owned by David Andrews, Napanee, Ont. Registered at the Port of Belleville.
      List of Vessels on the Registery Books
      of the Dominion of Canada, 1874

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Freight: barley
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8575 Longitude: -77.243888
William R. McNeil
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Florence Howard (Schooner), sunk, 20 Nov 1883