Schooner MANZANILLA, of 400 Tons. Home port, St. Catharines. Built 1873. Owned by Williams, Class A 2 and a half. On October 13, 1887, vessel with a cargo of coal, foundered in Lake Erie and became a total loss. Property loss, hull $5,800 cargo $3,500
1887 Casualty List (Total Loss)
Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4
Erie.---The three masted schooner MANZANILLA, went down near Portland about dusk, Friday, two miles from shore. Captain George O'Brien, who was left alive aboard the schooner by his crew, was on the vessel when she sank. He got clear of her, and getting hold of a piece of wreck, floated about until some Westfield fishermen manned a boat, and in the face of almost certain destruction, went to the captain's rescue. They picked him up after two hours hard work. The brave fishermen took the shipwrecked master to Dunkirk where he was kindly cared for. The MANZANILLA was built by Joseph Shickluna, of St. Catharines, and was owned by John L. Murphy, timber merchant, of Quebec, and R. Williamson, of Toronto. The crew were all saved. The vessel was valued at $7,000 and insured in the Western insurance Company for $4,000.
The Marine Record
Thurs. Oct. 20, 1887 p.1
Barque MANZANILLA, of 320 tons reg. and 14 years of age. Home port, St. Catharines. When bound from Cleveland to Toronto, on October 13, 1887 the vessel stranded 6 miles west of Dunkirk and became a total loss. Cause of casualty, leak. Property loss $7,000
Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1887
Dept. of Marine and Fisheries
Schooner MANZANILLA. Official Canada No. 85412. Of 320 tons Register. Built St. Catharines, Ont. 1873. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 137.0 x 23.3 x 11.8 Owned by Richard Williamson, of Hamilton, Ont.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada, on December 31, 1886