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Sophia (Schooner), gale damage, 18 Oct 1844

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We regret to learn that the schooner SOPHIA, Capt. Gaskin, of this port, experienced severe loss in the late gale, near Penetanguishene. The SOPHIA had anchored under the lee of an Island called the Giant's Tomb, near Penetanguishene, the wind at the time blowing from the North-east. During the night as our readers are aware, the wind chopped suddenly around to the W. S. W., and blew a terrific gale. Captain Gaskin put out two additional anchors, but these proved unavailing, and his vessel was fast drifting ashore, he ordered the masts to be cut away, which was done accordingly. Thus relieved, the SOPHIA rode out the gale in safety, and when the wind and sea had partially subsided, Lt. Harper, R. N. of H. M. S. EXPERIMENT proceeded to her assistance, and rescued the SOPHIA from her perilous position.
      The News, Kingston
      Thursday, November 7, 1844

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Sophia (Schooner), gale damage, 18 Oct 1844