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Gladstone (Schooner), aground, 12 Nov 1883

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Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 12. -- The propeller QUEBEC and steamer MANITOBA, schooner EVENING STAR and GLADSTONE ran ashore last night while trying to make Southampton harbor in a heavy snowstorm. The MANITOBA and the vessels are in danger of being total losses. Up to noon today the crews and passengers had not been taken off the vessels and steamers. The QUEBEC is more safe, being inside the reef and near the pier. Both cargoes of the Beatty line boats are insured in the "Big Four' companies, and will prove total losses. Tugs with pumps and working outfit are now working under the orders of Mr. Beatty, who left this morning for the wrecked steamers.
      The EVENING STAR is a small vessel hailing from Goderich.
      The GLADSTONE is light, bound up for cedar ties. She is high and dry.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

In the same locality (Southampton, Lake Huron) the schooner GLADSTONE is also ashore with fair prospects of going to pieces. She was built on Lake Ontario, a Canadian craft, in 1869, and is 175 tons burden. - Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      November 15, 1883

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Schooner GLADSTONE, foundered off Southampton; total loss; owned by Maloot & Co. of Kingston. Valued at $4,500. Insured for $3,000. Casualty Nov. 12.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 21, 1883 (storm casualty list)

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Schooner GLADSTONE. Foundered in November 1883. App. Value $4,500. App. loss $4,500
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe
      December 4, 1883
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Schooner GLADSTONE [C] Of 175 tons [new tonnage] Built at Battersea, by Beaupre in 1869. Owned by Farrell. Home port, Kingston. Value $7,500. Class, A 2.
      Nationasl Board of Lake Underwriters
      Vessel Classification Register, 1874
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Schooner GLADSTONE. Of 175 tons. Built 1869 at Dog Lake, Ontario. Home port, Kingston, Ont. Owned by Thomas Curry of Seaforth, Ont. 102.5 x 24.5 x 8.8
      Dominion of Canada, Vessel Registry, Dec. 30, 1886
      Sessional paper, 1887
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      The "GLADSTONE" was wreckled in 1888 and formed an obstruction to navigation near the breakwater in Southampton Harbour. Tenders were invited for the removal of the wreck in 1888, and the tender of Aeron McDonald for $ 300 was accepted. Mr. McDonald assigned his contract to Mr. Richard Baker, who completed the work in September of 1892. The former owner removed to the United States.
      Department of Marine & Fisheries
      Removal of Obstructions to Navigation
      Sessional Papers [Federal] 1894

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.48339 Longitude: -81.38305
William R. McNeil
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Gladstone (Schooner), aground, 12 Nov 1883