The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Melrose (Schooner), C103556, aground, 23 Nov 1905

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Chicago, Nov. 24. - Advices to underwriters here state that the schooner MELROSE, in tow of the steamer WESTMOUNT, had struck the rocks off Brockville, Ont., and sunk. The crew were saved. The MELROSE was bound from Fort William to Kingston with 40,000 bushels of wheat. The wrecked boat is the sister ship to the schooner MINNEDOSA, which foundered on Lake Huron during the great October storm, carrying down the eight members of the crew. The MELROSE was cut loose from the sinking MINNEDOSA and succeeded in reaching port safely.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 24, 1905

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      Brockville, Nov. 27. - The barge MELROSE, laden with 40,000 bushels of grain, which went ashore about one mile above here on Thursday morning, was released yesterday noon by the Donnelly Wrecking Company and taken to Kingston for repairs. A hole about two feet square was stove in her bow and about half the cargo was damaged.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 27, 1905

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Sloop MELROSE. Official Canada No. 103556. Of 740 tons reg. Built at Kingston, Ont. 1895. Home port, Montreal, Que. 183.6 x 35.8 x 14.0 Owned by the Montreal Transportation Company, Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.58341 Longitude: -75.68264
William R. McNeil
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Melrose (Schooner), C103556, aground, 23 Nov 1905