Erie Stewart (Schooner), C71131, aground, 7 Oct 1907
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Oct. 8th. 1907. Southampton.-- Last night a gale was responsible for two wrecks in this port. About 9.50 p. m. the schooner ERIE STEWART, from Chatham to Parry Sound was endeavoring to make the harbor, struck the North Breakwater on Chantry Island and disabled the North Range Light, and sank immediately. The crew had only time to jump to the pier. The vessel was a total loss..
About 4 a. m. the schooner ONTARIO, loaded with camp supplies from Chatham, tried to make Southampton harbor, with the North Range Light out, it was obliged to try and make the Saugeen River Harbor, she struck on a bar, south of the River, and now lies about a 100 yards south of the river entrance and about the same distance from shore. She was pounded heavily and likely will be a total loss - All crew safe - some cargo saved.
October, 8th. 1907
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Official Number of vessel... 71131
Port Number: I of 1874
Name: ERIE STEWART
When Built: May I9th. 1874
Where Built: Port Dover, Ontario
Present Master: J. Allan
Builders name & date of certificate: G. Waterbury & A. Williams.. June 12, 1874
Description of vessel:
Length: II7 feet & 67 tenths ?
Breadth: 25 feet & 06 tenths (to outside of planks)
Depth of hold: 10 feet & 67 tenths ? at amidships
How Built: Carvel of Wood
How Rigged: Schooner
Subscribing owners: Edward Hammond, Trader of Port Dover: J. W. Stewart, Doctor of Port Dover: J. Allan, Mariner of Port Dover: T. Gillies Vessel owner also of Port Dover all joint owners with 16 shares each giving the required total of 64. shares... after many owners
John Walter and Albert Piggott of Chatham & Windsor became the Joint owners dated Nov. 7, I904.
VESSEL WAS WRECKED AT THE ENTRANCE OF SOUTHAMPTON' S HARBOUR ON THE 7th. OCT. 1907 ALL HER PAPERS WERE LOST. REGISTER CLOSED NOV. 2Ist. 1907
From Port Dover Register
1876 to 1895 Vol. 365
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