The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Van Straubenzie (Schooner), C75632, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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Crosby & Dimick were advised yesterday that the schr. SIR C.T. VANSTRAUBENZIE was ashore at Pt. Prophey, Lake Superior, with her rudder gone. The barge CORRISANDE had broken from her tow on the same lake and had not been heard from. The schr. JOHN WALTERS was ashore in Georgian Bay and a total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 20, 1883 3-4

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The steamer FRANCIS SMITH, from Port Arthur, arrived here on the 24th. Captain Robertson reports the schooner STRAUBENZIE ashore inside Point Porphyr in a comparatively safe position, and will not receive much damage. Her rudder was carried away and tow line parted. The steambarge LOTHAIR subsequently had to let go the barge CORISANDE, which vessel weathered the gale and made Sault Ste Marie all right. Captain Symes of the LOTHAIR, got into Jackfish Bay and is now hunting the north shore for his barges. - Owen Sound Report.
      Marine Record
      November 29, 1883

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Bark SIR C.T. VAN STRAUBENZIE, official Canadian No. 75632. Built St. Catharines, Ont. 1875. Home port, St. Catharines. 127.7 x 26.2 x 13. Of 317 tons reg. Owned by John Williams, Toronto. Ont.
      List of Canadian Vessels, 1905
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.338888 Longitude: -88.65
William R. McNeil
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Van Straubenzie (Schooner), C75632, aground, 1 Nov 1883