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Van Straubenzie (Schooner), C75632, aground, 23 Oct 1880

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On Saturday night the schooners BLAKE, GULNARE and VAN STRAUBENZIE ran past the lighthouse at Port Dalhousie in the storm and went ashore on the beach over the pier. The BLAKE and GULNARE were taken off yesterday afternoon.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      October 25, 1880

A Brave Captain - On Saturday evening last the schooner SIR C.T. VAN STRAUBENZIE, from Kingston, was saved from going on the beach at Port Dalhousie, principally through the bravery and good judgemant of Capt. Alex Milligan, late of the schooner BISMARK, now in charge of the schooner RICHARDSON. No other means being found to get a line to the STRAUBENZIE, he fastened one around his waist, jumped off the pier and swam out to her with it, and then swan back and was one of the most active of the party on the tug which finally brought her into port. There was a heavy sea running at the time, and it was a very dangerous feat to perform.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      October 25, 1880

Bark SIR C.T. VAN STRAUBENZIE, official Canadian No. 75632. Built St. Catharines, Ont. 1875. Home port, St. Catharines. 127.7 x 26.2 x 13. Of 317 tons reg. Owned by John Williams, Toronto. Ont.
      List of Canadian Vessels, 1905
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.26629
William R. McNeil
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Van Straubenzie (Schooner), C75632, aground, 23 Oct 1880