The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary S Gordon (Schooner), aground, 7 Dec 1885

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On December 7, 1885 the MARY S. GORDON, a Kincardine craft of 82 tons, went on the rocks off Chantry Island with 1,000 packages of fish. The Port Elgin tug ALICE BROOKS tried to release the stranded schooner only to be herself caught by a violent sea and totally wrecked. The tugs JAMES CLARK and EVENING STAR recovered most of the GORDON's cargo and part of the outfit of both vessels.
      Shipwrecks of the Saugeen
      by Patrick Folkes.
Schooner MARY S. GORDON. Official Canadian No. 77780. Of 28 tons Reg. Built at Kincardine, Ont., in 1882. Home port, Goderich, Ont. 56.0 x 17.0 x 4.9 Owned by Alex. Gordon, of Kincardine.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of
      the Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: fish
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.49 Longitude: -81.403055
William R. McNeil
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Mary S Gordon (Schooner), aground, 7 Dec 1885