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Flora L. Baines (Propeller), C71249, freshett, 13 Sep 1879

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Steam propeller FLORA L. BAINES, caught in a freshett in the Credit River and was carried out into Lake Ontario, where she foundered. Of 6 tons reg. Home port, Toronto. Date of foundering September 13, 1879
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1879
      Dept., of Marine & Fisheries.
Steam propeller tug FLORA L. BAINES. Official Canadian No. 71249. Of 8.72 gross tons; 5.74 tons reg. Built at Penetanguishene in 1875 by Edward Bain. Home port, Toronto, Ont. Owned by Edward Bain, of Toronto, Ont. 31.3 x 7.5 x 3.4 and 4 horse power. Round stern, two decks, built of wood, carvel built
      NOTATIONS. -- Vessel Foundered off Oakville, Lake Ontario. Date not known. Register closed Jan. 21, 1880.
      Port of Toronto Shipping Register
      National Archives, Ottawa. R G. 12 A1, VOL. 239
      Microfilm reel C2454
NOTE:-- Although the casualty list gives the date as 1879, it is more likely to be Sept. 13, 1878, this was the date of the flood which stranded and wrecked a number of vessels in the Credit River ?

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Reason: freshett
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.55011 Longitude: -79.58291
William R. McNeil
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Flora L. Baines (Propeller), C71249, freshett, 13 Sep 1879