The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sarah Ann Marsh (Bark), aground, 27 Nov 1872

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Consecon, Nov. 27 - During the gale of Monday last, a large fore-an-aff schooner, heavily laden, bound down Lake Ontario, rounded to, appearing to be in trouble, and suddenly disappeared. She must have sunk at a distance of about 6 miles south east from Nicholson's Island
      The Toronto Mail
      Thursday, November 28, 1872

Consecon, Nov. 28 - The bark SARAH ANN MARSH went ashore last night in Weller's Bay during the gale, and it is feared she will be a total loss. The vessel is owned by Messrs. Dodge & Co. of Belle Ewart and is insured in the Western. She was bound from Oswego to Toronto.
      The Toronto Mail
      Friday, November 29, 1872

SARAH ANN MARSH, Barque of 340 tons. Home port, Port Hope. Bound from Oswego to Toronto she stranded at Weller's Bay, Nov. 27, 1872, owing to stress of weather. A partial wreck costing $1,000'
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1872

      Schooner S.A. MARSH. Bark of 340 tons. Built at Port Hope in 1854 by Collins. Owned by Packham. Home port, Port Hope. REMARKS --- Stranded.
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel register, 1873
NOTE:- The SARAH ANN MARSH is listed up to 1884 in the Underwriters Registers, and was obviously recovered after the 1872 casualty.


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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.009166 Longitude: -77.588888
William R. McNeil
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Sarah Ann Marsh (Bark), aground, 27 Nov 1872