The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ellen Theresa (Schooner), C, collision, 10 Aug 1879

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Advice received by Capt. E.P. Dorr from Port Colborne this morning, states that the schrs. ELLEN THERESA and FLORA CARVETH collided about 10 miles above Port Colborne Sunday night (8/10). The ELLEN THERESA lost both of her masts and the CARVETH had her bowsprit and jibboom carried away. The ELLEN THERESA was built in 1874 at Mill Pt. and is 74 tons burden. The CARVETH is 190 tons burden and was built in 1873 at Port Hope, Canada. She was formerly the Canadian schr. NORTH STAR.
      After the above was written a despatch was received from Port Colborne stating that the CARVETH is loaded with coal for Toronto and that the ELLEN THERESA is light, from Buffalo to Port Rowan. The last named boat was owned by William Ryerse, of Port Ryerse.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 12, 1879 3-4

Schooner ELLEN THERESA. [no number] Of 107 tons Register. Built Port Burwell, Ont., 1871. Home port, Port Burwell. 86.0 x 20.0 x 7.0 Owned by William H. Ryerse of Port Ryerse, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Donminion
      of Canada, Port of Port Burwell, on December 31, 1874

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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Ellen Theresa (Schooner), C, collision, 10 Aug 1879