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St. James (Schooner), U22417, sunk, 29 Oct 1870


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THE SCHOONER ST. JAMES. -- The Buffalo Courier of yesterday says that although nothing certain is known concerning her fate, there can now be but little doubt that the worst has happened. The ST. JAMES, Captain John Burrill, left Toledo Friday evening, October 28 th, with a crew of five men and a cook, and laden with 14,000 bushels of wheat, bound for Oswego, since which day nothing has been heard of her, either at Port Colborne or at the port of her departure. Her long absence precludes the slightest hope of her yet being afloat, although she was a staunch craft and overhauled only last August, at a cost of $3,500. She measured 226 tons, was valued at $10,000, and insured for $8,000 --- equally divided between the Western and Security companies. Her commander was one of the most able seamen on the lake, and, sad to relate, leaves a wife and six children to mourn a calamity that can never be repaired. The names of the crew, except that of the mate, David King, are not known to her owner, Mr. Andrew Abernethy, of Buffalo.
      Toledo Blade
      November 9, 1870
     
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      DISTRICT OF BUFFALO CREEK, PORT OF BUFFALO.
     
      Permanent Enrollment No. 162 dated May 5, 1870
      Official Number 22417
     
      Schooner St. JAMES, of Buffalo
      Built - - - - - - - - - - - - - Milan, Ohio.
      When built - - - - - - - - 1856
      Decks - - - - - - - - - - - one
      Masts - - - - - - - - - - - Two

      Length - - - - - - - - - - - 116 feet & 6 tenths.
      Breadth - - - - - - - - - - - 24 feet & 7 tenths.
      Depth - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 feet & 2 tenths.
     
      Total Tonnage - - - - - 226 tons & 76 hundredths
     
      Figure-head - - - - - - - - Scroll Head
      Stern - - - - - - - - - - - - Square stern.
      Present Master - - - - - John Burrill
      Owners -- - - - - - - - - - Andrew Abernethy sole owner.
     
Previous Enrollment ----Temporary Enrollment, Port of Erie, Pa., number 22, dated April 1, 1870, surrendered by reason of vessel having arrived at her home port .

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 6
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1870
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McN.W.21268
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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St. James (Schooner), U22417, sunk, 29 Oct 1870