Philo Scoville (Schooner), U19620, gale damage, 28 Nov 1875
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DISASTERS TO SHIPPING AND LOSS OF LIFE
COLLINGWOOD Nov. 29. -- The severest gale and snow storm known in this vicinity for many years has been raging from the north west since an early hour this morning. The schooner PHILO SCOVILLE broke from her moorings last night and is now in a dangerous position between two docks. Fears are entertained for the safety of the steamer WILLIAM SEYMOIJR, which left Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday and was due here on Fniday. It is thought she may have taken refuge in one of the numerous harbours along the route.
Toronto Daily Globe
Tuesday, November 30, 1875
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The Schooner PHILO SCOVILLE broke her fastenings, and was driven against the opposite pier. She snapped a chain 1¼ inches thick, and dragged away a heavy anchor which had been buired near the elevator. Her stern reached over the dock and came down on a large pile which it drove down until it's top was within a foot of the dock. The tug MARY ANN broke away and made an unsuccessful attempt to board the CHIICORA. The old ALGOMA, which has been a well-behaved and peacable steamer, became excited and tore away nearly 40 feet of the heavy fence erected along the railway dock. Considerable quantities of snow fell on Monday, and the wind continued to blow fiercly until evening when it settled down peacefully.- - Bulletin...
Friday December 4, 1875
Schooner PHILO SCOVILLE. U. S. No. 19620. Of 323.50 gross tons; 307.33 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio in 1863. Home port, Detroit. 139.6 x 30.4 x 11.3
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1889
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- William R. McNeil
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