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Annie E. Foster (Schooner), C71276, sunk by collision, 31 Aug 1881

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Coal Schooner Sunk
      Run into by the Siesta at an Early Hour this Morning
      Special Despatch to the Union and Advertiser
CHARLOTTE, Aug. 31. - The steam yacht SIESTA, Capt. John Davis. while coming up the lake from Alexandria Bay about 1 o'clock this morning, twenty-five miles off Charlotte, struck the schooner ANNA M. FOSTER, Capt. James Kennedy, and cut into her about two feet a little foreward of the foremast. She sunk in less than twenty minutes.
The FOSTER cleared from Charlotte for Kingston yesterday with 165 tons of soft coal, and had a crew of four, including the woman cook. They were all picked up by the SIESTA, and brought here. They saved nothing but what they had on. A large Newfoundland dog was also saved. The SIESTA was not damaged.
There is only the mark showing that she cut into the FOSTER about two feet. The night was very smokey and the water and the schooner lights could not be seen. The FOSTER was an old Canadian schooner owned by Capt. Kennedy, who was sailing on her.
      Rochester Union & Advertiser
      August 31, 1887

Schooner ANNIE E. FOSTER. Official Canada No. 71276. Of 77 tons register. Built Port Burwell, Ont., 1875. Home port, Port Burwell, Ont. 82.0 x 20.3 x 8.8. Owned by Wm. Kennedy, of Kingston, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.25506 Longitude: -77.61695
William R. McNeil
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Annie E. Foster (Schooner), C71276, sunk by collision, 31 Aug 1881