The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sea Bird (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1872

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Kingston, Nov. 30 - The schooner SEA BIRD, from Napanee, to Oswego, with a cargo of barley, having been disabled on the lake, made for this port, and after temporary repairs, left for Cape Vincent, intending to pass the foot of Garden Island. Through some mismanagemnt the anchor of the vessel knocked a hole in her bows, from the effect of which she sank. The schooner W.W. GRANT has gone to her assitance.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, December 2, 1872

The schooner SEA BIRD struck in Kingston harbor on Saturday while sailing out loaded with wheat, and subsequently sank at Garden Island. A portion of the cargo has been saved.
      Meaford Monitor
      December 5, 1872
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      Port of Kingston Vessel Register.
Number: 178 Year Number: 8 of 1867
Description: Schooner
Tons: 121
When Built: 1867
Where built: Battersea, County of Frontenac
Present Masters Alfred Eccles
Where she belongs: Kingston
Builders name & date of certificate: Robt. Davis, July Ist. 1867
Description of vessel:
      Length: 91 feet & 8/10th..
      Breadth: 21 feet & 9/10th..
      Depth of hold: 7 feet & 7/10th.. (at amidships)
      Masts: Two
      Square or round stern: Square
      Standing or running bowsprit: Standing
      Figure-head: Nil
      How built: Carvel
      How rigged: Schooner
      Decks: One
Subscribing owners: Alfred Eccles sole owner, who sold to Andrew N. Diamond of Napanee dated April I7th. 1872, who sold to Palmistier of Milford, dated March I3th. 1873
surveyors note
Length overall at amidships 84 feet & 3/lOths.
Breadth below at amidships at 2/5th.. 20 feet & 1/10th.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.200555 Longitude: -76.465555
William R. McNeil
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Sea Bird (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1872