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.
December 5, 1872
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Port of Kingston Vessel Register.
Number: 178 Year Number: 8 of 1867
Name: SEA BIRD
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)
Square or round stern: Square
Standing or running bowsprit: Standing
How built: Carvel
How rigged: Schooner
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
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
Remarks: Got off
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- William R. McNeil
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