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St. Andrew (Schooner), sunk, 11 Sep 1882

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      Disasters On Lake Erie During Monday's Storm.
Port Rowan, Sept. 12. - The schooner St. ANDREWS, of St. Catharines, loaded with 14,000 bushels of wheat from Toledo to Kingston, while working down the lake last night sprang a leak off Long Point. The captain, by using the pumps endeavored to beach her, but failed and she sank in sixty feet of water. The crew were all landed safe.
      The Weekly Spectator
      Hamilton, Ont., Thurs. Sept. 14, 1882

Advices were received yesterday that the schooner St. ANDREWS had sunk near Long Point Cut, on Monday night, while at anchor. She had on about 15,000 bushels of wheat from Toledo for lake Ontario. She is an old vessel, having been built at St. Catharines, in 1853 by L. Shickluna, who is her owner. She registered 259 tons and classed A 2½. The St. ANDREWS is down in sixty feet of water, and will prove a total loss. Her cargo was insured at Toledo
      She Goes Down Off Long Point.
Another Canal Schooner has gone by the board, but fortunately her crew escaped. At least, no mention is made of the crew, and it is concluded that they were saved. This time it is the St. ANDREW. The following was received by Captain Finn, the vessel-owner and agent in this city:
      Port Rowan, Ont., Sept. 12. -- The schooner St. ANDREW sunk last night off Long Point in sixty feet of water. Thomas Murray, Master.
      The St. ANDREW was loaded with wheat for Kingston. Hull and cargo are insured - the cargo in Toledo and the hull in Canadian companies. The loss on the cargo is about $20,000, and on the hull about $12,000.
      The St. ANDREW measured 234 tons. She was built at St. catharines in 1853, was owned by Shickluna, and rated A 2 ½ or B 1.
      Where she was sunk and the depth of water preclude all hope of the vessel being recovered. The freight list was insured was insured in a Chicago Agency for $650. captain Murray was notified by telegraph last evening to forward protest and proof of loss, and the risk would immediately paid.
      One by one the old fashioned [small[ canalers are passing away.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, September, 1882
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
Sept. 11. -- Schooner St. ANDREWS, in Lake Erie. Crew saved.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882
Schooner St. ANDREW. Of 235 tons Reg. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1853. 116.1 x 23.2 x 10.5. Owned by Wm. McLlwain, of St. Catharines, Shipowner.
      List of Vessel on the Registrt Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1874

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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St. Andrew (Schooner), sunk, 11 Sep 1882