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Canadian (Schooner), C74396, sunk, 5 Nov 1880

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...." The QUEEN put into Gore Bay for shelter, and there picked up Captain Crandall and the crew of the schooner CANADIAN, which ran on Robert's Island during the recent storm. [part]
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1880

Schooner CANADIAN, registered at the port of Toronto. 153 tons Reg. while on a voyage from Nudge Bay, Manitoulin Islamd to Sarnia, stranded in a snow storm 10 miles north of Cape Robert, Lake Huron on November 5, 1880. She was 27 years of age and valued at $3,000. Her cargo of lumber was valued at $1,600.
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck, 1880

Schooner CANADIAN, wrecked November 4th. 1880 in the North Channel 15 miles N. W. from Cape Roberts, with a cargo of lumber from Nudge Bay for a J. Lawrence of Sarnia.
      Toronto Globe
      November 11, 1880
Captain D. Rooney and brother bought the schooner OCTAVIA, of Port Colborne, last fall from Mr. Keeler and sold her this spring to Thomas Blanchard, of Toronto, who sailed the CANADIAN last season and lost her last fall in Georgian Bay.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, March 26, 1881

Schooner CANADAIN. Official Canada No. 74396. Of 153.53 tons gross; 134 tons reg. Built Oakville, Ont., 1856 by Melanton Sompson. 103.2 x 24.0 x 8.8. Two masted. Square stern. Last owned by Wm. McMustry & Thomas Blanchard.
Vessel stranded and broken up on a reef 10 miles due north of Cape Robert, North Channel, November 5, 1880.
      Register closed April 5, 1881
      Shipping Register of the Port of Toronto
      National Archives, Ottawa
      Register No. 12
      Name CANADIAN
      Type Schooner
      Tonnage 160
      When Built 1856
      Where Built Oakville
      Port of Reg. Oakville
      Builder & date of Certificate :- Melancthon Simpson. April 22, 1862. Surveyor, Robt. K. Chisholm, dated
      April 22, 1862.
      Description of vessel: -
      Masts Two
      Decks One
      Length 103 feet & 2/12 ths.
      Breadth 20 feet & 7/12 ths.
      Depth of hold 9 feet
      How rigged Fore & Aft Schooner
      Bowsprit Standing
      Stern Square
      Figure Head None
      How built Carvel
      Present Master Francis Cooke
Subscribing Owners: Francis Cooke of Oakville [16 shares] and Wm. Peter Howland of Toronto [48 shares] sole owners. Sold to Robert Wallace of Port Hope, dated Feb. 3, 1866, who sold to David Foster of Port Burwell, dated March 23, 1879, who sold to Joseph Higgins, dated March 7, 1872, who sold to Saint L. S. John [?] dated Jan 10, 1873.
Notations --- Cancelled [ pencil notes = forward to ????????]
      Shipping Register, Port of Oakville
      National Archives, Ottawa

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.861666 Longitude: -79.8325
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Canadian (Schooner), C74396, sunk, 5 Nov 1880