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Blanche (Schooner), C71061, sunk, 26 May 1888


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BLANCHE, Schooner 14 years of age, 92 tons reg. Bound from Brighton to Oswego, disappeared Lake Ontario 1890. Home port, Napanee.
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1890

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      BLANCHE, Schooner owned by A. Campbell and belonging to the port of Port Colborne. Became a total loss May 26, 1888. Value of loss $3,500. Tonnage 210 (including cargo)
      Casualty List for 1888
      Marine Record
      January 3, 1889

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Kingston, June 9. -- The schooner BLANCHE of Oswego has not been heard from and fears are entertained that she has foundered.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, June 9, 1888
     
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      Toronto, June 30 -- A portion of a wreck, supposed to be a part of the lost schooner BLANCHE, has been picked up on the beach between Wellington and West Lake Pt. Capt. Matthews of the PARTHENON secured the portion of the wreck. The captain knew the missing BLANCHE well, having sailed her for some time. His theory of the disaster is that, with all sails set in a squall, she plunged headlong into the deep. He is of the opinion that the piece of wreckage secured is a portion of the missing BLANCHE.
[The BLANCHE is owned by A. Campbell of Port Colborne, and loaded with coal at Oswego on Monday, May 26. She left the same evening for Brighton, Ont. and is believed to have been lost in a squall which came up that night. John Henderson of Port Colbrone was the master, with a crew composed of a mate, 2 sailors and a woman cook. - Ed. Free Press]
      Detroit Free Press
      July 1, 1888


Schooner BLANCHE. Official Canada No. 71061. Of 92 tons register. Built Mill Point, Ont., 1874. Home port, Port Colborne, Ont. 82.5 x 21.0 x 7.4 Owned by A. Campbell of Port Colborne, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31,1886


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 5
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1888
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18788
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.938611 Longitude: -77.285277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Blanche (Schooner), C71061, sunk, 26 May 1888