The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sovereign (Schooner), sunk, 23 Oct 1841

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SCHOONER SUPPOSED TO BE LOST. - We learn by Capt. Kerr, of the steamer GORE, that the large Canadian schooner SOVEREIGN, Captain McKee, left Hamilton on the 23rd. Ult. in company with another vessel bound for Kingston, with timber. They parted company during the rough weather, and the SOVEREIGN has not since been heard of - her consord having made the trip and returned. The presumption is that the SOVEREIGN has gone to the bottom - or rather is wrecked. - Rochester Advertiser Nov. 5th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, November 6, 1841 3 - 6

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      Port of Hamilton Shipping Register
      Port Number 11

Type Schooner
Port Hamilton
Tons 118
When built 1838
Where built Niagara
Builders name & date of Certificate: - Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. Dec. 31, 1847
Description of vessel: -- Surveyor, Wm. Pring
      Length 82 feet & seven tenths
      Breadth 21 feet & one tenth
      Depth of hold 8 feet & two tenths
      Decks One
      Masts Two
      Bowsprit Standing
      Stern Round
      Figure-head With a figure-head
      Rigged Schooner, Carvel built
      Master's name O. Roberts
      Subscribing owners:-- D.C. Gunn of Hamilton owned all 64 shares; sold to Hooker & Henderson of Prescott & Kingston all 64 shares dated Nov.16, 1848
      Registers remarks --- LOST
      Port of Hamilton, Shipping Register
      1846 to 1874 - Microfilm Reel C-2465
      National Archives, Canada

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Reason: sunk
Lives: all
Freight: timber
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Sovereign (Schooner), sunk, 23 Oct 1841