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Clara White (Schooner), fire, 28 Nov 1889

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Kingston, Dec. 1. - The schooner CLARA WHITE has been burned near Brockville to the water's edge. A year ago she was rebuilt by the Rathbuns. The vessel took fire off Grenadier Island. The crew were saved. The cook had her hair singed. The CLARA WHITE was a two-master, valued at $1,600 and insured for $1,000.
      Toronto Globe
      Monday, December 2, 1889

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      CLARA WHITE, schooner of 63 tons reg. and registered at the port of Kingston, took fire while laying at anchor at Grenadier Island November 28, 1889. She was a total loss with an amount of loss valued at $1,600. She was 18 years old.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1889
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries.

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      Year Number 15 of 1871
      Port Number, 247
Description Schooner
Tons: 62
When Built: 1871
Where Built: Dog Lake, district of Storrington, County of Frontenac
      Present Master: Christopher Harris, June 7, 1871
      Description of Vessel:-
      Length : 78 feet & 7/10ths.
      Breadth: 18 feet & 5/10ths.
      Depth of hold: 6 feet & 3/10ths.

      Masts: Two
      Stern: Elliptical
      Bowsprit: Standing
      How Rigged: Schooner
      How built: Carvel
      Figure-head: none
      Decks: One

Suscribing owners:
Christopher Harris sole owner, sold to Alfred Eccles of Wolf Island dated Jan. 21, 1873 who sold to Samuel Cardwill & John Shannon dated Dec. 13, 1874 who transferred his full 64 shares to Patrick McAuley of South Marysburgh on the same date.

      Length inside at half amidships depth: 63 feet
      Breadth inside at 2/5ths. 16 feet & 5/10ths.

NOTATIONS :- Vessel totally destroyed by fire at Grenadier Island in the River St. Lawrence, November 28, 1889. Register cancelled Dec. 1889
( after many owners, William Newman & James Reid were the registered owners of the CLARA WHITE on April 2, 1887

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,600
Cargo: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Clara White (Schooner), fire, 28 Nov 1889