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Herald (Propeller), C61138, aground, 2 Nov 1883

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Prop. HERALD. Official Canadian No. 61138. Of 103 tons gross. Built at Detroit in 1870, as JENNIE BRISCOE. 89 x 22 x 5 . Became Canadian in 1871. Rebuilt 1873 as 78 tons gross 94 x 22 x 8, Classed as a steam barge. DISPOSITION. -- Wrecked at Port Stanley, Ont., in 1883.
      Provisional List of Canadian Steamships
      1809 to 1930. World Ship Society.
      JENNIE BRISCOE * Built 1870 Bulk propeller -- Wood
U.S. No. 75203 103 gt - nt 85.0 x 23.0 x 4.6
      * Renamed (b) HERALD - Can - 1871 (C 61138)
Wrecked at Port Stanley, Ont.,
      Detroit/Wyandotte Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio
      “Confirmed The Decision - Judgement was rendered in Montreal in the appeal case of Sylvester Neelon and Patrick Kenny. The respondent (plaintiff in the court below) sued for $1,250 damages arising from a collision between the prop. Ocean and the barge Herald on Nov. 2, 1883, at the entrance of Lachine harbor. The Herald, of which the respondent was a charterer, was sunk. The first court dismissed the action, but in review this judgement was set aside and judgement was given in favour of the respondent for $800 damage. It was from the judgement in review that the present appeal was taken. The court today confirmed the above decision with costs.”
      (British Whig, (Kingston)
      March 29, 1888)

NOTE:- There seems to be a bit of difference as to where the HERALD was sunk ??

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Reason: aground
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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Herald (Propeller), C61138, aground, 2 Nov 1883