The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Peerless (Schooner), sunk, 26 Sep 1883

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The Schooner PEERLESS, of Hamilton, sunk on the 26th ult., twelve miles south of Point Peter. All hands were saved. She was loaded with iron ore from Belleville to Cleveland, consigned to the Cleveland Rolling Mills. She was insured for $3,500 in the New York pool. She left Belleville the 25th. inst., and experienced very heavy weather all day, losing her flying jib and all her topsails, and about 9 o'clock Thursday night commenced leaking badly, and after three hours effort at the pumps by the crew it was found impossible to keep her afloat. The crew consisting of seven men, took the small boat and succeeded in making land safely two miles east of Point Peter. The PEERLESS was a Canadian vessel of 400 tons capacity, built at Oakville some years ago, but rebuilt in 1881, classed B 1, and owned by Captain James Savage, who commanded her. - Picton Report.
      Marine Record
      Oct. 4, 1883

PEERLESS Schooner, of 256 Tons, and 28 years of age. Valued at $5,000. Became a total loss on Lake Ontario during 1883
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

PEERLESS Schooner of 222 Tons, built Bronte 1853. Rebuilt St. Catharines 1866. Two masted 107 X 24 X 11. Foundered Lake Ontario Sept. 26, 1883. No lives lost.
      Deseronto Shipping Register

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.838888 Longitude: -77.155277
William R. McNeil
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Peerless (Schooner), sunk, 26 Sep 1883