William Seymour (Propeller), aground, 9 Oct 1877
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Propeller WILLIAM SEYMOUR, bound from Killarney to Owen Sound, stranded in a fog on Lonely Island, and became a total loss, October 9th, 1877. Of 46 tons reg. Home port, Goderich.
Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1877
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The steamer SEYMOUR wrecked on Lonely Island and under about 7 feet of water, her machinery has been bought.
November 1, 1878
Screw propeller WILLIAM SEYMOUR, built at Goderich in 1870. of 77 tons gross; 46 tons register. 87.0 x 18.4 x 7.6. Owned by A. McGregor of Goderich.
List of Vessels on the registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1874
NOTE: -- In 1984 what remains of the WILLIAM SEYMOUR was visited at Lonely Island. On the N. E. Tip of the island, alongside the wharf used by the lighthouse staff, and lying on both sides of the wharf, or dock, wreckage is visible. on the west side, about 100 feet N. W. from the dock lies the propeller shaft, and on the east side, app. 20 feet from the dock lies a steam chest or condenser, with several pieces of twisted iron plates scattered around. The Lighthouse keeper claims that from time to time timbers are uncovered from the pebbled shore to the west of the dock
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