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St. Margaret (Schooner), aground, 23 Jul 1862

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Capt. Blanchard, late of the prop. B.F. BRUCE, which arrived up from Buffalo and Port Stanley last evening states that during the latter part of last week, a vessel of about 120 tons burthen was driven ashore at the latter port while attempting to enter that port during some heavy weather, and became a total loss. She had on board a cargo of staves belonging to Fowler & Merrick, taken on at Morepeth, the most of which was saved. The vessel was a Canadian bottom, and hailed from Wellington Mines or in that vicinity, and was called the St. MARGARET. - Det. Tribune
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 23, 1862

Schooner St. MARGARET of Sault Ste. Marie, owned and commanded by Captain Westby, with a cargo of staves, from Detroit and new Glasgow and bound for Prescott, sprunk a leak on July 17th. 18 miles from Port Stanley, she got aground near the piers of Port Stanley and went to pieces July 19th. No insurance. The cargo, sails & rigging, anchors & spars were saved.
      Toronto GLOBE
      July 29, 1862

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Reason: aground
Freight: staves
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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St. Margaret (Schooner), aground, 23 Jul 1862