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E. J. Peters (Schooner), C71250, aground, 18 Nov 1877

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A dispatch from Port Colborne, Sunday say: The schr. PETERS loaded with coal, bound from Cleveland to Toronto, on coming into the harbor here parted her tow line and went ashore on the reef behind the east pier. She lies in a bad place half full of water.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 20, 1877 1-8
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A steam pump ordered by the Merchantile of Cleveland for the schr. PETERS, was taken over yesterday afternoon by the tug A.P. WRIGHT.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 22, 1877 4-4

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      The tug A.P. WRIGHT which went to Port Colborne Wednesday (11/21) with a steam pump for the PETERS, came back with it yesterday morning, the weather being too stormy to transfer it to the vessel.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 23, 1877 4-4

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D.V. Nichison, representative of the Merchantile of Cleveland, sold the cargo of the schr. PETERS ashore at Port Colborne and abandoned the vessel.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 26, 1877 4-5

Schooner E. J. PETERS, of Toronto, 2 years old and 130 tons register. On November 17, 1877 vessel stranded at Port Colborne harbour by parting her line while under tow and became a total loss. Value of loss $6,000l
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty which occurred in 1877
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries, Sessional papers, No.1, A 1878
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      Schooner E.J. PETERS.* Official Canadian No. 71250. Of 137.0 tons gross; 130.12 tons reg. Built at Port Dalhousie 1867, rebuilt at Port Dalhousie in 1875 by S.D. Andrews. Home port, Port Stanley. Owned by Edward Winton, of St. Catharines, Ont. 96.9 x 21.6 x 7.3 Three masts - square stern, built of wood, carvel.
      * Formerly AGNES. name changed July 7, 1875
      NOTATIONS. -- Vessel lost on Lake Erie, somewhere near Long Point about 1886
      Register closed Dec. 20, 1901
      Port of Toronto Shipping Register
      National Archives, Ottawa. R G. 12 A 1, Vol. 239
      Microflil Roll No. C2454

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,500
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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E. J. Peters (Schooner), C71250, aground, 18 Nov 1877