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Grace Amelia (Schooner), C71272, struck dock, 19 Nov 1885

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Port Huron, Nov. 19. - The schooner GRACE AMELIA arrived this afternoon in a water-logged condition. She struck the railroad dock at Port [sic] Edward and filled with water. She also lost about three hundred cedar ties on Lake Huron.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Sunday, November 20, 1885

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      The schooner GRACE AMELIA was being attended to yesterday - pumped out and straightened up.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Friday, July 23, 1886

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      The tug FOLGER yesterday afternoon removed from below Windsor the three-masted schooner GRACE AMELIA to above Walkerville, at what is known as the Canada vessel graveyard. She was half full of water on her arrival there.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Friday, July 30, 1886

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NOTE.- The GRACE AMELIA is still listed in the Lloyd's 1890 Canadian Vessel Register.

Schooner GRACE AMELIA. Official Canada No. 71272. Of 199 tons Register. Built Port Burwell, Ont., 1874. Home port, Port Burwell, Ont. 127.0 x 25.0 x 7.3 Owned by Catharine Fleming, of Windsor, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: struck dock
Lives: nil
Freight: cedar ties
Remarks: Repaired ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.005555 Longitude: -82.398611
William R. McNeil
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Grace Amelia (Schooner), C71272, struck dock, 19 Nov 1885