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Louisa (Schooner), C88636, sunk, 1 Oct 1866

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LOUISA Schooner, cargo lumber, sunk at Big Sodus, October 1866. Total loss. Property loss, hull $2,500 cargo $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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LOUISA Schooner of 165 tons, owned at Sarnia by Ramsy & Co. Bound from Sarnia to Oswego, sunk at Big Sodus, Lake Ontario, October 1866. Loss to ship $1,300 insurance $750 Cargo loss $6,000 insurance $4,000
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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SCHOONER LOUISA SUNK AT BIG SODUS. - We learn by telegram that the schooner LOUISA, laden with lumber, is sunk between the piers at Big Sodus. The tug TORNADO, with a lighter, has gone to the vessel to lighten her of her cargo and get her off.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 17, 1866

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LOUISA Schooner, cargo of lumber, sunk at Big Sodus, deck load lost; vessel got up
      Canadian Vessel Casualty List, 1866
      Toronto Globe, January 25th. 1867

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      The schooner LOUISA, which is sunk between the piers at Big Sodus, will be a total wreck. The tug TORNADO, with a lighter, returned to port last night, with a portion of her cargo of lumber. - Oswego Times
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 19, 1866

Schooner LOUISA. Official Canada No. 88636. Of 233 tons register. Built St. Catharines, Ont. 1856. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 129.2 x 23.0 x 10.7 Owned by Joseph Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: sunk
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.25729 Longitude: -76.96663
William R. McNeil
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Louisa (Schooner), C88636, sunk, 1 Oct 1866