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Sweet Home (Schooner), aground, 29 Nov 1878


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About 6:30 o'clock Friday morning the schooner SWEET HOME, of Kingston, drifted ashore a few hundred feet east of the life-saving station at Oswego, and although there was not a very heavy sea on, immediately commenced breaking up and will prove a total loss. The cargo was owned by E.W. Rathbun & Co., and is not insured; the damage to the cargo is estimated at $1,000. The SWEET HOME is owned by Benjamin Barney of Kingston, was built in August, 1853 at Jordan, repaired in 1874, had a tonnage of 40 tons, rated B 2 with a dash, and was valued at $2,000.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      December 2, 1878


LOSS OF THE SWEET HOME. -- About 6:30 o'clock Friday morning the schooner SWEET HOME, of Kingston, drifted ashore a few hundred feet east of the life-saving station at Oswego, and although there was not a very rough sea on, immediately commenced breaking up, and will prove a total loss. The cargo was owned by E.W. Rathbun & Co., and is not insured. The damage to the cargo is estimated at $1,000. The SWEET HOME is owned by Benjamin Barney, of Kingston, was built in August 1853, at Jordon, repaired in 1874, had a tonnage of 40 tons, rated B 2 with a dash, and was valued at $2,000.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, December 3, 1878
     
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      PORT OF KINGSTON
      FOLIO 1 Register Number : 72
      Name: SWEET HOME
      Description: Schooner
      Tonnage: 151 & ½ tons
      Home port: Kingston
      Where Built: Jordon, County of Lincoln.
      When built 1853
      Present Master: Robert McCorquadale
      Builders name & Date of certificate: Savillon S. Little of Oshawa, June 13, 1855
      Description of vessel:--
      Length: 98 feet & 4/10ths.
      Breadth: 20 feet & 9/10ths.
      Depth of hold: 9 feet.
     
      Masts Two
      Stern: Square
      Bowsprit Standing
      How Rigged: Schooner, Carvel built
      Figure-head: Scroll figure
      Decks: One, a galley in the cabin, no galleries.
Subscribing Owners:-- William Bradt, sole owner, sold to Edmund Bolley of Amherst Island, dated March 23, 1860. Sold to Joseph J. Nichol of Toronto & Soloman Sylvester also of Toronto, dated March 22, 1861. After many changes Benjamin Barney of Wolf Island had ownership, dated March 15, 1870.
Register Note:-- This ship became a total wreck at Oswego, Friday November 22, 1878.
      Shipping Register, Port of Kingston
      1854 to 1867, Vol 206, P. 1115
     
     






     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20615
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sweet Home (Schooner), aground, 29 Nov 1878