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Mary & Lucy (Scow), aground, 4 Sep 1879

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      MARY & LUCY
A terse entry in the Chantry Island Lighthouse log, written by the lightkeeper Duncan McGregor Lambert on September 4th.1879, reads "lost my nephew Duncan Ross Lambert today, when lifeboat capsized while going to the aid of the scow MARY & LUCY."
      from Underwater Archaeological Project 1970
      ACCWA, Scarborough Underwater Group, article by Bill McNeil
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Scow MARY & LUCY, 103 tons. Built at Cleveland in 1855 by R. Calkins, and owned by Sims & others. Port of Hail, St. Clair. Not insurable.
      Marine Insurance Classification Register, 1878
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      MARY & LUCY of Goderich, 112 tons register, stranded on the south end of Chantry Island, Lake Huron, in 1879
      Dept. of Transport
      List of Shipping Casualties for 1879
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      LAUNCH. -- R. Calkins will launch at his ship yard tomorrow a new fore-and-aft schooner built for W.T. Richmond, of Chicago, to be called the KATE RICHMOND. Her dimensions are as follows: 115 feet keel, 26 feet beam, 11 feet depth of hold, capacity of about 300 tons. Besides this fine craft, Calkins has this season built the large schooner WILLIAM CASE, of 375 tons, for Rufas K. Winslow, one of the most capacious and staunch vessels turned out of the ship yards this year. He has also just finished a fore-and-after for Capt. D.P. Nickerson with scow hull, to be called the MARY and LUCY, 90 feet in length, and 22 feet in breadth of beam, with about 180 tons burthen, designed for the coal and grain trade. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer, 24th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, August 25, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: 2
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.49 Longitude: -81.403055
William R. McNeil
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Mary & Lucy (Scow), aground, 4 Sep 1879