The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wave Crest (Schooner), c83413, aground, 19 Jul 1900

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A dispatch from Kingston, Ont., states that in a heavy squall near Alexandria Bay the schooner WAVE CREST was cut loose from her tug and blown ashore. She landed high and dry on the beach and her bowsprit was snapped off against a tree. The WAVE CREST was being towed up the river by the tug LEADER. When the squall came up the tug was unable to hold the schooner and the crew were compelled to cut the line. The schooner's men tried to hoist a jib, but failed to get the sail set before going ashore. The schooner was released.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      July 20, 1900
Schooner WAVE CREST. Official Canada No. 83413. oF 182 tons register. Built Brockville, Ont., 1867. Home port, Port Hope, Ont. 110.0 x 22.5 x 9.7. Owned by R.C. Smith of Port Hope, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.33588 Longitude: -75.91773
William R. McNeil
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Wave Crest (Schooner), c83413, aground, 19 Jul 1900