The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Elgin (Schooner), sunk, 21 May 1888

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A Picton despatch this afternoon says: The schr. WM. ELGIN sprung a leak Saturday afternoon (5/19) 16 miles from Oswego and sunk. She was loaded with 3,000 tons of coal from Oswego and consigned to Belleville. The crew were picked up by the OCEAN WAVE and landed at Indian Pt. yesterday morning.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 21, 1888 3-5

NOTE. -- ex schooner CATHARINE.

      Schooner WILLIAM ELGIN. No Canadian Number. Of 156 tons Register. Built Mill Point, Ont., 1871. Home port, Picton, Ont. 99.0 x 23.0 x 9.5 Owned by William Nickle, of Kingston, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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William Elgin (Schooner), sunk, 21 May 1888