F. A. Georger (Schooner), U120193, fire, 22 Aug 1928
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Well Known Boats Destroyed By Fire.
Freighter PENTLAND and barge F. A. GEORGER burned at Brockville
A dispatch from Brockville says:- The former freighter PENTLAND and the tow barge F.A. GEORGER,, both of them vessels well-known in other years in the coal-carrying and similar trades on the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario, were burned to the water's edge on Sunday night and Monday morning at a point on Grenadier Island where they were beached a number of months ago by their owner, Captain A. R. Hinckley, of Oswego, N. Y.
The PENTLAND was originally a freighter in service on the river and lakes which came to grief in the neighborhood of Morrisburg and was abandoned to the underwriters. Captain Hinckley removed the wreck and repaired the craft temporarily, but in the neighborhood of the Welland canal she ran into a pier and was brought back to Clayton to be beached. Thence the boat was towed to Grenadier Island to be beached. The PENTLAND, was built in 1894, had a gross tonnage of 827 and a net tonnage of 617. She was 192 feet long and 35 feet wide.
The F.A. GEORGER was originally a three-masted schooner plying on Lake Ontario and she was built at Tonawanda, N.Y. of stout construction in 1874. Eventually she came into the ownership of Antoine Wendling, of Brockville, and she was operated by him in the coal-carrying trade. The Central Canada Coal. Co., of this town next purchased her, operated her for a number of years and then disposed of her to Captain Hinckley. After she had lain for several months in the slip of the Central Canada Coal Co, at the foot of Henry Street, the GEORGER was taken to Grenadier Island to join the PENTLAND. She had a gross tonnage of 825, a net tonnage of 784, was 200 feet long and 35 feet wide
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Schooner F.A. GEORGER. U. S. No. 120193. Of 825 tons gross; 784 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y. 1874. Home port, Sandusky, O. 200.6 x 35.4 x 15.0 Crew of 6.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902
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