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Rose (Schooner), aground, 5 Jul 1851

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July 5, 1851. - Schooner ROSE, (British) wrecked in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. Property loss, $2,000
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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      Hearing that the schooner ROSE was stranded at the mouth of the Saugeen, and having taken a risk upon part of the cargo in the Provincial Mutual and General Insurance Company, for which I am agent, I found it necessary to cross over to look after the goods insured.
      We got to the mouth about dark, and in its 'mouth', fast in its 'teeth', we saw the poor stranded ROSE, she is a fine looking vessel still, though in such distress. She was coming in on Sunday morning, with a bright sky and fair wind two pilots on board! and all the people, white and red, looking on and admiring when she struck upon the sand bar, and next evening turned round upon the rocks, a stiff gale started soon after, and that, with the strong current of the river was more than her hull could bear, and before long a great part of her cargo was
swimming in the hold. When I saw her on Wednesday last, most of her cargo was on shore, but a great deal of it in a damaged condition; part of it was insured but a good deal of it was not. She had freight for most of the ports on the Georgian Bay. Her hull is insured for two-thirds her value, in the New York Protection Company.
The want of a harbor will be felt as a great drawback, and the stranding of the ROSE has been a damper upon the prospects of the place; but there is no doubt but Southampton, as the intended town is called, will go 'ahead', and it has our wishes for its prosperity.
      W.A. Stephens. Owen Sound, June 1851
      Owen Sound Comet
      Saturday, July 12, 1851

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Schooner ROSE of Pine Rivers in June of 1851 struck on a bar at the mouth of the Saugeen river and the next evening was carried off by a freshening wind and dashed on the rocks north of the river and wrecked, her cargo was general freight, most of which was salvaged by the villagers. The ROSE of Pine River traded out of Goderich,
      Owen Sound Comet
      July 12, 1851

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.501111 Longitude: -81.373611
William R. McNeil
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Rose (Schooner), aground, 5 Jul 1851