Garryowen (Schooner), supposed total loss, 1 Dec 1866
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GARRYOWEN Schooner of 333 Tons, owned at Toronto by Jackman & Co. Bound from Cleveland to Toronto, was lost in a gale on Lake Erie, a total loss, December 1866. Loss to ship $10,000 insurance $6,000 loss to cargo $8,500 insurance $5,500
Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report
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STRANGE HISTORY OF A VESSEL:- The schooner GARRY OWEN, recently lost in Lake Erie with all on board, has a strange history, full of casualties. This sketch we find in an exchange. "She was built first as a barge about 12 years ago, being employed between Kingston and Montreal, until she sank in one of the St. Lawrence rapids with a portion of her crew of French Canadians. She was afterwards raised and towed to Kingston, where she was rebuilt as a propeller and named the INKERMAN. After running for a couple of years she blew up in Toronto harbor, causing the death of several of her crew. She again changed hands, and her new owner cut her down and constructed her as a bark, calling her
Not long after she was driven ashore at Four Mile Point, at the lake entrance to Kingston harbor, during a violent gale, and all her crew were either drowned in the cabin or frozen to death. The vessel was soon after towed off and repaired, being registered as the STORK. Subsequently she was named the GARRY OWEN and has now ended her ill-fated career by finding a watery grave for her crew in the deep waters of Lake Erie, with only her old timbers for their coffin."
Buffalo Daily Courier
December 18, 1866
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- William R. McNeil
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