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Sweden (Schooner), C, aground, 1 Oct 1877

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The schooner SWEDEN went ashore near Port Stanley in the gale last night.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 11, 1877

      The schooner SWEDEN, which recently ran ashore above Port Stanley, and from which the young man Donnelly was drowned, will become a total loss.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 19, 1877

Barque SWEDEN, of Kingston, Ont. and of 320 tons register and 6 years of age, while bound from Toledo, O., to Kingston, on October 8, 1877 stranded near Port Stanley by stress of weather and became a total loss. One life was lost. Amount of loss on vessel, $14,000. Loss on cargo $1,000.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty during 1877
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries. Sessional.1878
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      Port of Kingston Vessel Register
      Port Number: 209 Year Number: 2 of 1870
Description: Schooner
Tons: 383
When Built: 1870
Where Built: Garden Island
Present Master: James Short
Builders name & date of certificate:Henry Roney 3Ist. March I870
Description of vessel:Length: 138 feet & 3/IOths.
Breadth: 25 feet & 9/IOths.
Depth of hold: 11 feet & 9/IOths. at amidships
Masts: Three
Stern: Square
Bowsprit: Standing
How rigged: Topsail schooner
How built: Carvel
Figure-head: None
Decks: One
Subscribing owners: Calvin & Breck sole owners,
Length overall at Amidships = 130 feet & 3/IOths.
Breadth amidships at 2/5 ths. depth = 24 feet

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Reason: aground
Lives: 1
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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Sweden (Schooner), C, aground, 1 Oct 1877