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Lilly Dancy (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1865

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LILY DANCY, schooner, ashore at Port Elgin, will prove a total loss, owned at Goderich. Cargo insured.
      Toronto Globe
      November 20, 1865
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      LILY DANCY, Schooner of 120 tons, built by Marlton in 1856 at Goderich.
Remarks- "on the beach"
      Association of Canadian Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register for 1866

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      VESSEL ASHORE. -- The schooner LILLY DANCY, during a storm, was driven ashore at Port Elgin, on Lake Huron, a few days since. She was grain loaded, and it is feared that both vessel and cargo will prove a total loss. The DANCY is owned in Goderich, and with her cargo, we learn is Insured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 16, 1865
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The schooner LILLY DANCY, reported some days since ashore at the above point [Port Elgin,] has since been abandoned. Her cargo of grain was the most of it saved in good condition. -- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      December 1, 1865
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      Shipping Register - Port Of Goderich
Folio, 14
Register Number: 2
Description: Schooner
Where she belongs: Goderich
Tons: 132
Master's Name: Thos. N. Dancy
When Built: 1856
Where Built: Goderich
Builders name & date of Certificate: Henry Marlton, Jan. 31, 1857
Description of vessel:
      Decks: One
      Masts: Two
      Length: 91.9
      Breadth: 20.6
      Height: 9.11
      How rigged: Schooner
      Standing or Running Bowsprit: Standing

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Reason: aground
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.43605 Longitude: -81.38981
William R. McNeil
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Lilly Dancy (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1865