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Bavaria (Schooner), U72595, aground, 31 Oct 1891

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The barge BAVARIA is on the beach near Goderich.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, November 2, 1891
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      The schooner BAVARIA, ashore at Goderich, has been abandoned. She was exposed to west and northwest winds, and they just about rattled her to pieces. She was owned by Fraser of Sarnia.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, November 5, 1891

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      Goderich, Nov. 19. -- The schooner BAVARIA, which stranded near here last week, is in bad shape and may go to pieces.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, November 19, 1891

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      Wrecks and Heavy Losses.
Another boat, the steamer PASSAIC, has been added to the list of Lake Erie losses for the present season. She stranded off Dunkirk and is a total wreck. The Passaic was owned by Capt. Blodgett and others of Detroit. She was valued at $12,000. Two other Lake Erie wrecks, the schooners SAWYER and STEWART, are still on the beach, the former at Avon point and the latter near Fairport. Capt. C. E. Benham refused to superintend wrecking operations on the Sawyer, on account of insufficient wrecking facilities furnished by the underwriters. The schooner BAVARIA, a canaler ashore near Goderich, Out., will prove a total loss. She was owned by Capt. Fraser of Sarnia.
      Marine review
      November 5, 1891

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      Schooner BAVARIAN driven on the shoals north of Goderich Harbour on October 31, 1891. A total wreck.
      Sessional Papers, 1892
      Vol. 25 No. 10
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      John Charlton, owner of the wrecking tug ONAPING, is suing Samuel Frazer and the British and Foreign Marine Insurance Company in the Supreme Court to recover $1,000 which he alleges is due for services rendered when the schooner BAVARIA went ashore near Goderich, Ont.
      Mr. Frazer is the owner of the BAVARIA and it is alleged that when the schooner grounded an agent of the British and Foreign Marine Insurance Company advised that the ONAPING with its wrecking appliances be sent for. The company is now directed to defend.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      February 13, 1892
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      The schooner BAVARIA, which went ashore near Goderich last fall, has been floated and is now in Goderich harbor, apparently in good condition.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, May 17, 1892
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      Port Huron. July 26. -- The schooner BAVARIA which was ashore at Goderich, has been released and has arrived here. She will be repaired at this place.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, July 26, 1892

Schooner BAVARIA. Official Canada No. 72595. Of 561 tons Reg. Built Garden Island, Ont., 1878. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 145.0 x 26.1 x 12.5 Owned by D.D. Calvin, of Garden Island, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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Bavaria (Schooner), U72595, aground, 31 Oct 1891