The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Nellie Teresa (Schooner), C71065, aground, 13 Apr 1882

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Capt. D.P. Dobbins yesterday received the following dispatch from William Fish, keeper of the life-saving station at Big Sandy creek, Lake Ontario: "The schr. NELLIE TERESA was driven ashore last night near Stony Pt. light. We rescued the crew with the breeches buoy. The vessel is a total wreck.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 14, 1882 4-5

The new Canadian wrecking company have received thier first work, and Capt. Donnellly, wrecking master has left for Sandy Creek to arrange for hauling off the schr. NELLIE TERESA, ashore near there.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 15, 1882 4-6

The schr. NELLIE THERESA, which went ashore on Lake Ontario near Bay Sandy Creek, is said to being lying easy, and to be very little damaged.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 17, 1882 3-6

Work will not be commenced on the schr. NELLIE TERESA, which is ashore at Sandy Beach, Lake Ontario, with coal from Oswego until the wind comes from the souteast, as the water for 500 ft. around the vessel is only from 1 to 4 ft. deep., and a channel will have to be dug to the vessel before she can be hauled off.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 21, 1882 4-6

Schooner NELLIE TERESA. Official Canada No. 71065. Of 90 tons Register. Built Mill Point, Ont., 1874. Home port, Napanee, Ont. 90.0 x 21.2 x 7.9 Owned by H.B. Rathbun and son.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Donminion
      of Canada, Port of Napanee, on December 31, 1874

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.71979 Longitude: -76.20548
William R. McNeil
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Nellie Teresa (Schooner), C71065, aground, 13 Apr 1882