George B. Sloan (Bark), sunk, 26 Sep 1876
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Our Port Colborne correspondent writing yesterday says: "Late on Saturday night as the bark GEO. B. SLOAN was coming up from Stone Bridge to the locks, she struck the stone wall at a place where it is not protected by the timbers, and sunk in the harbor shortly after passing the lock. Yesterday the diver repaired the holes in her bow, and this morning she left for her destination Toledo. She was loaded deep with coal.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
September 26, 1876 3-5
Stones in the Welland Canal.
The Schooner Geo. B. Sloan Sunk Twice by Coming in Contact with them.
The schooner Geo. G. Sloan, with coal shipped from this port by A.G. Cook for Toledo, struck a projecting stone in the wall of the Welland Canal, between Stone Bridge and Port Colborne, Saturday, with such force that a
bilge plank was crushed, and the water rushed in in such quantities that she sunk.
After she was raised and the damage repaired, as was supposed, she left Port Colborne for Toledo, but sprunk a leak on Lake Erie and was compelled to put into Erie, Pa., when she again sunk. The cargo will be discharged at
Erie and the Sloan will be docked and repaired.
It is thought that she went out of the canal with a stone in her bottom, and encountering heavy weather the stone dropped out leaving a large hole. The Sloan is owned by Martin & Hathaway and is uniunsured.
Wed., Sept. 27, 1876
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