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Marysburg (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1881

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Capt. Donnelly has been telegraphed to go to the rescue of the schr. Marysburg, ashore at Port Union, but he cannot leave the Traveller.
      British Whig, (Kingston),
      Nov. 2, 1881

Capt. Donnelly reports the schr. Marysburg a total loss.
      British Whig, (Kingston)
      Nov. 9, 1881)

* "Year's Marine Losses -- Schr. Marysburg a total loss on the beach at Port Union, below Toronto, Oct. 28th."
      British Whig, (Kingston)
      Nov. 26, 1881

      Toronto Globe. -- The J. WESLEY arrived yesterday with eighty tons of coal which had been transferred from the MARYSBURG, which went ashore at Port Union the day before. The captain states that the vessel is partly filled with water, and that the deck and starboard side of the schooner are badly wrecked. An attempt to start a pump in her failed, and the MAPLE LEAF was chartered to take part of her cargo to Toronto. Mr. Burns, to whom the cargo is consigned, states that he will not lose a cent, as both the vessel and cargo are heavily insured in an Oswego company. It is expected that she would be got off last night.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, November 4, 1881

      The schooner MARYSBURG, it is said, has been abandoned. If possible the cargo will be taken out, but the vessel is no longer of consequence to make efforts to save her.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, November 16, 1881


Vessel Name (1) : MARYSBURGH
Place Registered (1) : PICTON[116]
Registration # (1) : 2/1870[7]
Date Registered (1) : 1870/05/30
Builder's Name : JOHN TAIT[11]
Location Built : MARYSBURG[3]
Date Built : 1870/05
Length : 99.00 Beam : 22.00 Depth: 9.00 Tonnage : 150.00
Number of Decks : ONE Type of Build : CARVEL[4144] Type of Stern : SQUARE[1947] Figure : NO
Number of Masts : TWO
Rigging : SCHOONER FORE & AFT[2]
Date Closed (1) : 1881/12/20
Date Closed (2) : 1881/10/31
Reason Closed : WENT ASHORE[2]
Source of Data : N.A.C., RG-42, C-2434, VOL. 208 & 209

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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.76682 Longitude: -79.13288
William R. McNeil
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Marysburg (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1881