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Union Jack (Schooner), sunk, 1 Sep 1875


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Amherstburg, Sept. 11. -- The schooner UNION JACK, of Belleville, laden with corn from Toledo, sprunk a leak about thirty miles below Point au Pelee, and put back and tried to run into the Detroit River but sank in about thirty-five fathoms of water near the mouth of Ihe river. No lives were lost. The cargo was insured in the Royal for $5,400, and 5,000 in the Western. The vessel was insured in the British American for $3,000. She was bound for Belleville, the cargo being consigned to H. Corby, Jr.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Monday, September 13, 1875
     


      Vessel Sunk . -- The schooner UNION JACK of Belleville, corn laden from Toledo for the canal, sprung a leak last Friday night about thirty miles below Point au Pelee and put back and tried to run into the River. Although the crew worked the pumps faithfully, she finally filled, capsized and sunk in about thirty-five fathoms of water off Bar Point. No lives were lost as the crew escaped in the small boat and arrived at this port on Saturday morning. The UNION JACK was 227 tons and was owned by Messrs. Thompson & Co. of Belleville, Ontario. The cargo was insured in fhe Royal for $5400 and $5000 in the Western. The vessel was insured in the British American for $3000 She was bound for Belleville, the cargo being consigned to H Corby, Jr.
      Amherstburg Echo
      September 17, 1875


      By the log of the mammoth decked schooner MICHIGAN it is learned that on her trip up last week, the lookout suddenly shouted "hard a starboard!" and as the stern of the MICHIGAN swung around the spars of a sunken schooner were seen exactly in her course. It is thought that the spars belonged to the schooner UNION JACK. The wreck lies southeast by east five or six miles from Bar Point lightship.
      Amherstburg Echo
      October 15, 1875


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1875
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21622
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Union Jack (Schooner), sunk, 1 Sep 1875