SCHOONER WENT DOWN.
THE ANNIE FALCONER OF PICTON IS LOST AND HER MATE IS DEAD FROM EXPOSURE.
Picton, Ont., Nov. 14. -- The schooner ANNIE FALCONER, owned and sailed by Capt. Murney Acker of Picton, went down in the gale of Saturday night, between the false Duck Islands and Timber Island. The FALCONER was on her way from Sodus Point, N.Y., to Picton with a load of soft coal for A.W. hepburn, Picton.
The crew took to the boats, and after an hour's suffering and hardship reached shore at Emerald on Amherst Island, 20 miles from the scene of the wreck. James Sullivan, the mate, after reaching land, wandered away, and when found by his mates had perished from cold and exposure. His body was brought here this morning for buriel. The crew all belonged to Picton.
Buffalo Evening News
November 14, 1904
Transferred from Kingston register 2 of 1882
Register Number: I of 1900 Official Canada Number: 83285
Name: ANNIE FALCONER
Tons: 175.49 Reg.. 197.14 Gross
When Built: 1867
Where Built: Kingston Ont.
Masters Name: Daniel Rooney Jnr.
Builders Name: Foster, Jenkins & Co. of Kingston Ont.
Description of vessel:
Length: 108 feet
Breadth: 24 feet & 3/lOths.
Depth of hold: 9 feet
How Rigged: Schooner
How Built: Carvel, of wood
Decks: One crew space cabin aft
Subscribing owners: George Plunkett, Hotel keeper of Cobourg, sold to Murrey Akerman of Picton dated Feb. 13, 1903
NOTATIONS INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM MURREY ACKERMAN , MASTER AND
OWNER OF THE SAILING SHIP " ANNIE FALCONER " THAT THE
SAID VESSEL FOUNDERED ON THE 12 DAY OF NOVEMBER 1904
ABOUT ONE & ONE HALF MILES NORTH OF THE FALSE DUCK
ISLAND LIGHT H0USE, LAKE ONTARIO.. VESSEL & CARGO TOTAL
LOSS -- register closed Nov. 20, 1904
Schooner ANNIE FALCONER. Official Canada No. 83285. Of 175 tons reg, Built Kingston, Ont., 1867. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 108.0 x 24.3 x 9.0 Owned by T.F. Taylor, Kingston, Ont.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898