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W. G. Keith (Schooner), U80082, aground, 1 Oct 1870


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Vessel casualties in the gale of October 31schooner:
      Schooner LEVIATHAN is ashore at Port Burwell. Likely Total.
      Schooner W.W. GRANT of Port Burwell, ashore at Port Elgin with 5,000 bushels of barley.
      Schooner WILLIAM JOHN, 4,000 bushels of wheat from Cobourg, wrecked on Water Works wharf, Kingston
Tug SARAH ashore at Point Frederick (Kingston)
A large white vessel, name unknown, is ashore on the north side of Salmon Point. Total loss.
Schooner MARY ANN RANKIN is on Sugar Loaf Reef, Lake Erie. Breaking up
Schooner W.G. KEITH is ashore at Long Point.
      Toronto Globe
      November 1, 1870
     
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The Coast wrecking stmr. RESCUE, Capt. Cotton, arrived at this port Wednesday night from Port Huron with a quantity of freight just recovered from the prop. WABASH, lost over a year ago off Lexington. The cargo thus saved consists of a few hogsheads of glassware, such as globes and chimneys for lamps, all in good order and a few car wheels, leather, etc. etc., which are landed at A. Cheesborough & Co.'s warehouse. The idea of recovering the wreck has been long since abandoned. The RESCUE left here this morning to visit and recover if possible a number of wrecks sunk in Lake Erie, among them the schr. QUICKSTEP at Long Point Cut and W.S. KEITH there also; the prop. TONAWANDA, which was sunk off Buffalo last fall; the prop. ACME off Dunkirk; the schr. SARAH E. HUDSON (new) off Point Abino, and the brig OXFORD, with a cargo of railroad iron sunk near Mohawk Island by collision with the prop. SPAULDING. - Detroit Tribune
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 24, 1871

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Schr. W.G. KEITH, of 211 tons. Owned Chicago by Keith Bros. Bound from Chicago to Buffalo went ashore at Long Point, October 1870. Loss to ship $2,000. Loss to cargo $600. Insurance on ship $1,300. Insurance on cargo, none.
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      1863 - 1873 Records of U.S. Coast Guard

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      The cargo of the schr. W.G. KEITH, ashore on Long Pt., was insured as follows:
      Western of Buffalo ......................... $3,420
      Aetna ...................................... $3,420
      National of Boston ......................... $3,420
      Northwestern National ...................... $3,600
      Merchants of Chicago ....................... $2,620
      Cleveland .................................. $1,620
      Total ............................. $18,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 27, 1870 3-6



      WRECKING. - The wrecking steamer RESCUE, which left Detroit on Thursday, will visit, and if possible, recover a number of wrecks sunk in Lake Erie, among which may be mentioned the schooners W.S. KEITH and QUICKSTEP, at Long Point Cut; also the propeller TONAWANDA, which was sunk off Buffalo last fall; the propeller ACME off Dunkirk, the schooner SARAH E. HUDSON, off Point Abino, and the brig OXFORD, with a cargo of railroad iron, sunk near Neward Island, by a collision with the propeller SPAULDING.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 22, 1871


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1870
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McN.W.15939
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
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William R. McNeil
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W. G. Keith (Schooner), U80082, aground, 1 Oct 1870