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Cecelia Jeffrey (Schooner), sunk, 24 Nov 1877

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Schooner CECELIA JEFFREY sunk in Lake Erie with a cargo of coal, November 24, 1877.
      St. Catharines Port Register

Schooner CECELIA JEFFREY, sunk 6 miles off Long Point, Lake Erie, Nov. 23, 1877
      Toronto Globe
      November 25, 1877

A dispatch from Port Rowan, Saturday night, says the schr. CELIA JEFFREY, of St. Catharines, loaded with coal from Erie to St. Catharines sunk 6 miles off Long Pt. on Friday (11/23) night about 10:00 P.M. All hands were saved.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 27, 1877 1-6
      A dispatch to Mr. D. D. Harnett this morning from Captain John H. Malloy, of the schooner CECELIA JEFFREY, reports the sinking of that vessel off Port Rowan in a snow storm Friday night. The vessel was loaded with coal and bound from Erie to St. Catharines. The crew are all safe. The JEFFREY is owned in St. Catharines. Both hull and cargo are insured. - Buffalo Commercial.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 28, 1877

      [Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean]
Port Rowan, Ont., Nov. 25. - The schooner CELIA JEFFERY, of St. Catharines, with coal from Erie to St. Catharines, sunk six miles off Long Point on Friday night. All hands saved.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November 1877

Schooner CECELIA JEFFREY. of St. Catharines, Of 140 tons register. While on a voyage from Erie to St. Catharines on Nov. 23, 1877 vessel sprung a leak and stranded on Long Point, Lake Erie and became a total loss. loss of vessel, $5,000. loss of cargo $1,140. No lives were lost. Vessel was 10 years of age.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty which occurred during the year 1877
      Department of Marine & Fisheries, Sessional Papers, No.1 A. 1878

Schooner CECELIA JEFFREY. Of 140 tons Register. Built Port Dalhousie, Ont., 1867. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont.
98.8 x 21.2 x 10.0 Owned by Charles Ede, of Port Stanley, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1874

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $1,140
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Cecelia Jeffrey (Schooner), sunk, 24 Nov 1877