Duncan McGregor Lambert, Capt. of the schooner ELIZABETH of Goderich, declares that he has been engaged as commander of vessels trading on Lake Huron, that he has three times acted as pilot on board vessels charted by government to convey Indian presents from Amherstburg to Penetanguishene, and from thence to Haywood Sound in the Great Manitoulin, and in truth knows the whole coast from Amherstburg to Sault Ste. Marie.
Alex Murray McGregor, captain and owner of the schooner FLY of Owen Sound declares that he has engaged as a seaman on lake Huron, since 1839. He being in command of the schooner FLY for two years trading from Amherstburg to Penetanguishene, and is perfectly acquainted with the whole coast between these places
David Hays, Captain of the schooner AGNES ANN, of Goderich, declares that he has been in command of vessels trading on lake Huron since 1830 and has many times visited the harbours from Sarnia to the Great Manitoulin, that he has been annually engaged in the fishing trade among the Islands, and is thoroughly acquainted with the whole coast
Benjamin Miller, declares that he has been resident in Goderich since 1828, and that he has been many times at Saugeen, and that he knows the above statements, as far as regards the coast from Goderich to Saugeen, to be correct; He was on board the schooner AGNES ANN, with 13 men and materials for finishing a government contract at the later place when she struck the reef off Point Clark.
Schooner AGNES ANN, 51 tons; Capt. David Hays
Bette of Buffalo
? of 30 tons
All the above struck on Point Clark.
A Deputation from Goodrich to Toronto, for the need of safe harbours (part unreadable)
March 26, 1845
Registry of Certificates of Ownership, granted and of Bills of Sale, Mortgages and other instruments concerning Vessels. (including Steamboats) registered at the Custom House, Port of Goderich, 1847.
(P.A.C., RG 42, A 1, Vol.
383, microfilm C-3188)
Register Number: 1
Name: AGNES ANN
Where she belongs: Goderich
Master's Name : Neil McNeil
When built: 1847
Where built : River aux Sauble
Builders Name & Date of Certificate:
Description of Vessel -
Masts : two
Length from the fore fart of the main stem to the after parts
of the stern posts aloft: 48 3/10 feet
Breadth at the Broadest part and whether above or below the
main wales: 15 ft 7 1/20 (?)
Height between decks if more than one deck, or depth in hold
if only one deck: 5 feet 6-1/2 tenth (sic)
How rigged: schooner
Standing or running Bowsprit: Standing
Square or round sterned: Square
Carvel or Clinker built: Carvel
With figure head or without: with figurehead
Subscribing Owners: Robert Moduwell (sp?), Goderich, merchant
Jas. Duncan, Goderich, Mariner
Noted as "Wrecked".
NOTE: The AGNES ANN, is listed in the Register above as having been built in 1847, but is also mentioned in the Globe for March 1845 ? obviously she was registered at Goderich by 1845 ??