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E. W. Rathbun (Schooner), aground, 19 Oct 1886

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The schooner E.W. RATHBUN from Toledo to Goderich with coal went ashore off the mouth of the river at Goderich Wednesday night and went to pieces. The crew of five men and a woman was rescued. She was owned by Wm. Lee of Goderich.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 22, 1886

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      Schooner E.W. RATHBUN, of Napanee, 20 years of age and of 149 tons register. On October 14, 1886 when bound from Toledo to Goderich vessel struck the north pier at Goderich and stranded. Classed as a total loss with estimated amount of loss $1,995.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1886
      Department of Marine and Fisheries

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Schooner E.W. RATHBUN. Built 1866 at Mill Point, Ont. Of 175 tons register. Home port, Napanee, Ont. 106.0 x 23.5 x 8.3 Owned by Wm. Lee of Goderich, Ont. (no official number)
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books
      of the Dominion of Canada, Dec. 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,995
Cargo: ?
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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E. W. Rathbun (Schooner), aground, 19 Oct 1886