The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Cayley (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1844

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LAKE ERIE INTELLIGENCE. -- By the KENT, arrived last night from Port Dover, Canada West, we learn that the piers at Port Ryerson and Port Dover are very much damaged. -- The stone pier and lighthouse at Gravelly Bay are both gone. The schooner WILLIAN CAYLEY, bound up from the lower lakes, with a full cargo of merchandise, is ashore: -- it is supposed she would be got off. Off Dunkirk a wreck of a schooner was seen, and also a small boat, bottom side upwards.
      The News, Kingston
      Thursday, October 24, 1844

NOTE :- The WILLIAM CAYLEY became the CERES (before 1854)

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off (later became CERES)
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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William Cayley (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1844