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Jura (Barge), C85411, aground, 24 Oct 1885

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Barge JURA, of St. Catharines, of 98 tons register and 3 years of age. On October 24, 1885 barge stranded on Lake Ontario owing to an error and became a total loss. Value of loss $4,000. She was bound from Oswego to Charlotte.
      Department of Marine and Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1885

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"Capt. Donnely who visited the wrecked schooners HANNAH BUTLER and JURA, has returned, both vessels are a total loss. He went up with the steamer JOHN A. McDONALD with wrecking apparatus, but the gale was so severe that he could not reach the JURA, ashore on Gull Island. The gale prevented work and the craft pounded severely. She knocked a hole in the bottom and 1,200 bushels of grain disappeared. The vessel was then abandoned and stripped of her sails and her rigging and all movable objects. The cargo was owned by Mathews of Toronto and insured in the Commercial Union. Donnelly says there was not sufficient grain rescued to pay wrecking expenses. The JURA on Friday jumped over the bar, on Saturday was forced back and went to pieces."
      The Globe, Toronto
      Wednesday, November 4, 1885

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      Schooner JURA, of St. Catharines, built 1883 and of 98 tons. On October 20, 1885 vessel went ashore at Duck Island, Lake Ontario, with a cargo of barley. Property loss valued at $3,000.
      List of Partial Lake Losses, 1885
      Cleveland Leader
      December 7, 1885

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Note. - The Cleveland Leader list the JURA as a partial loss only ?
The JURA was a rebuild of the schooner MARION, built Amherst Island 1856, an rebuilt into the JURA, 1865

      Schooner JURA. Official Canada No. 85411. Of 98 tons reg. Built Colborne, Ont., 1868. Home port, St.. Catharines, Ont. 85.0 x 20.5 x 8.2 Owned by George W. Chase, of Colborne, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $4,000
Freight: barley
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Jura (Barge), C85411, aground, 24 Oct 1885