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Cora W. Post (Schooner), C83299, sunk by collision, 17 Aug 1891

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On Friday night the sloop CORA POST was coming up the river with 15,000 brick. There were no lights on board. The LOUISE struck her when she went down in a few minutes. Her crew had barely time to get on the steamer. The POST and cargo were not insured. Loss $3,000.
      Marine Review
      August 20, 1891

Kingston Ont. Sept. 24 - The steamer PRINCESS LOUISE, implicated in the sinking of the schooner CORA POST recently, is still under seizure. Action will be taken against the St Lawrence River Steamboat Company for the value of the POST. Capt. Rathwell owns her but she was chartered by the steamboat company.
      The Marine Review
      September 24, 1891

A dispatch from Clayton, N.Y., says: The steamer PRINCESS LOUISE, with a load of excursionists on board, while running late Friday night between Gananoque and Kingston, collided with the two masted schooner CORA POST, near St. John's Island. A big hole was made in the schooner and she quickly filled and sank. Her crew with considerable difficulty succeeded in boarding the PRINCESS LOUISE, which was not materially damaged, The excursionists were
badly frightened and it was with the greatest difficulty that the officers of the steamer prevented a panic. It is stated that the schooner did not carry any lights at the time of the collision. No one was injured. Apparently no blame can be attached to the officers of the steamer.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      August 18, 1891

Schooner CORA W. POST, U. S. No. 125393. Of 13 tons gross. Built Little Sodus, N.Y.,1875. 40.0 x 12.2 x 4.7 Sold Canadian with Official Canada No. 83299. Retained same name. [no date]
      Herman Runge List


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: brick
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.270555 Longitude: -76.283888
William R. McNeil
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Cora W. Post (Schooner), C83299, sunk by collision, 17 Aug 1891