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William Elgin (Schooner), C..., fire, 24 Mar 1876

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VESSELS BURNED. -- The telegraph brings us the news that the steamer CITY OF SANDUSKY and schooner WILLIAM ELGIN were burned at Port Stanley on Friday evening. The steamer is a well known passenger vessel which last season plied between Port Stanley and Cleveland.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, March 25, 1876
The schooner WILLIAM ELGIN, was not totally destroyed at Port Stanley a few nights ago as was reported. The stmr. SANDUSKY was totally destroyed.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 30, 1876

Schooner WILLIAM ELGIN. [C]. Of 156 tons. Built at Mill Point in 1871 by W, Jamison. Owned by James Collins. Home port, Picton. Value, $5,800. Class, A 2. REMARKS: -- Bottom of CATHARINE.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Classification List for 1876

Schooner CATHARINE. [C] Of 178 tons. Built at Oakville in 1853 by Simpson. Owned by Francis McMasters. Home port, Kingston. Value, $4,000. Class, B 1. REMARKS. -- Large repairs in 1859.
      Board of lake Underwriters
      Lake vessel Register, 1861

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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William Elgin (Schooner), C..., fire, 24 Mar 1876