The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cecelia Jeffrey (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1873

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Kingston, Oct. 18 - The schooner CECELIA JEFFREY, owned by Mr. Matthews, of St. Catharines, and loaded with 10,000 bushels of wheat from Toronto, dragged her anchor this morning, and no tug being on hand, went aground at Shoal Tower. In a few minutes she sank, the water reaching within 2 feet of her decks, and the waves making a clean sweep over her. She cannot be taken off till the gale subsides. The cargo is likely a total loss. It is insured in a Montreal Company Company.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, October 20, 1873

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      Kingston, Oct. 20 - The schooner C. JEFFREY is still sunk at Shoal Tower, where she dragged to on Saturday. Yesterday about 2,000 bushels were taken out of her, taday it is too rough for working.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 21, 1873

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The press disptaches report that the schr. CECELIA JEFFREY, with 10,000 bu. of wheat, dragged her anchor on Saturday and went aground and sunk near Kingston. her cargo is a complete loss. Insured in a Motreal company.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 21, 1873 3-5

Schooner CECELIA JEFFREY. Of 140 tons Register. Built Port Dalhousie, Ont., 1867. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont.
98.8 x 21.2 x 10.0 Owned by Charles Ede, of Port Stanley, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1874

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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Cecelia Jeffrey (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1873