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British Lion (Bark), aground, 3 Oct 1877


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A BARK ASHORE.
      Port Rowan, Oct. 5. - The bark BRITISH LION, with coal from Black River, O., for Brockville, went ashore Thursday on Long Point. All hands were saved.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 6, 1877

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      The bark BRITISH LION, with coal from Black River to Brockville, Canada, was beached on Long Point a few days ago. No lives lost, but vessel most likely an entire loss.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 9, 1877

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      The schooners MADEIRA, BRITISH LION, and TURNER, lying within a distance of three miles of Long Point, have all been stripped, and are all going to pieces.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 19, 1877


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      Port Number: 185
      Name BRITISH LION
      Description: Barque
      Where she belongs: Kingston
      Tonnage: 293
      When built: 1862 Lengthened 1868
      Where built: Kingston lengthened at Kingston
      Present master: Matthew Patterson
      Builders name & date of certificate: George Thurston (rebuilder) Apr. 7, 1868
      Description of vessel:
      Length: 128 feet & 4/10ths.
      Breadth: 24 feet & 7/10ths.
      Depth of hold: 10 feet & 9/10ths/ at amidships

      Masts: three
      Stern: square
      How built: carvel
      Standing or running bowsprit: Standing
      Figure-head: nil
      How rigged: Barque
      Decks: one
      Subscribing owners: Robert Gaskin sole owner, on his death his wife Mary Gaskin
      sold the vessel to John McRae of Wolfe Island, dated Feb. 27, 1871, who sold to
      James Davison of Sombra, County of Lambton dated Feb. 27, 1871 (mortgage holder)

      NOTATIONS
      Length overall at amidships = 126 feet
      Breadth at amidships below deck at 2.5ths. = 23 feet & 2/10ths.

      WRECKED OFF LONG POINT, LAKE ERIE & BECAME A TOTAL LOSS,
      CERTIFICATE GIVEN UP.

      (Letter from James Dawson (not Davidson) states vessel went ashore 3 miles east of
      Long Point Cut on Oct. 4, 1877, the outfit was saved but the hull was partially covered
      with quick-sand (Nov, 8. 1877) and was abandoned, at least for that year.
      NOTE. - Anthony Rodgers became master on Sept. 18, 1877.
      from Port of Kingston Register
      Port Number 3 of 1868

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1877
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18373
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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British Lion (Bark), aground, 3 Oct 1877