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Glenora (Schooner), gale damage, 19 Nov 1892

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      Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 19. -- It is feared that the Canadian schooner GLENORA has been finally lost. No trace of her can be found. Tug WALKER left White Fish this morning in final search. The GLENORA was in tow of the WALKER, which also had the MINNEDOSA in tow. For seven hours the crew could not get from forward to aft on account of the terrific sea breaking over the boat. W. S. Rouke, first mate, wo attempted to go aft was caught by a sea and carried into the lee bulwarks, breaking his leg below the knee. A heavy northwest gale has been blowing with a blinding snow the last ten days. Five boats from Lake Superior ports are long overdue.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, November 19, 1892
      Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 23. -- The captain of the schooner GLENORA, which has been adrift on Lake Superior in the furious northwest gales for the past two weeks arrived here this morning in a boat from Point Sammaize. His schooner is lying there at anchor with her rudder and all her sails gone. The crew took the yawl boat, fitted it with canvas and got ashore in safety. The cargo of 40,000 bushels of wheat from Port William to Kingston, is badly damaged. The captain reports a most terrible experience in weathering the gale and the crew suffered greatly from the cold. The tugs now looking for the GLENORA will be unable to find her, and it will be necessary to send another tug to the wreck.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, November 23, 1892
      Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 25. -- The schooner GLENORA arrived here at 10 o'clock this morning. She has three feet of water in her hold and a cargo of wheat badly damaged. The castings on the head of the rudder are broken, and if they cannot be replaced the schooner must remain here. Much of her canvas was blown away.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, November 25, 1892

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
William R. McNeil
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Glenora (Schooner), gale damage, 19 Nov 1892