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Ontario (Schooner), aground, 29 Sep 1880


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Results of Recent Gale.
      The Schr. Ontario wrecked at Kincardine- The capsized vessel.
Kincardine, Sept 30. - On Wednesday evening a big blow from the north west drove the schr. Ontario of Montreal, loaded with lumber from Thessalon river, on the beach at Kincardine. Capt. Troy was in command, and the crew consisted of five hands and a cook. N.& W. Dyment. Lumbermen of Kincardine, owned the vessel and cargo. The schooner first struck ground near the south pier and refused to answer her helm. She then gradually broached towards the shore until she had reached within about fifty yards of it.. The night was intensely dark, and the crowd that had gathered on the beach could render no assistance. Kincardine has a metallic lifeboats stowed away, but the oars rudders, etc, have ben destroyed or carried away, and it seemed almost like courting death to launch a yawl. The crew of the schooner Sarah Jane, under the command of the Captain Pat Keliher, made the attempt and succeeded in rescuing the shipwrecked crew. The cook of the Ontario was the only person that was seriously injured. The Ontario broke to pieces a few minutes after the crew was rescued. The captain and the crew of the Sarah Jane displayed great bravery in going to the rescue of the distressed crew. The loss sustained by Messrs. Dyment is partially covered by insurance.
      Oswego Palladium
      Saturday. October 2, 1880


      WRECK OF THE SCHOONER ONTARIO
      [Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean]
Kincardine, Ont., Sept. 30. -- The schooner ONTARIO, of Montreal, lumber laden, from Thessalion River, was blown on the beach near this port during the gale of last night, and became a total wreck. Captain Troy, with a crew consisting of five men and a cook, were saved with great difficulty. The night was intensely dark, and, though she was within fifty yards of the shore, the crowd that had gathered on the beach could render no assistance. The crew of the schooner SARAH JANE, under command of Captain Pat Killiher, seeing the state of affairs, volunteered to go to their aid in the schooner's yawl, and fortunately succeeded in rescuing them, the cook alone sustaining any injury.
      The ONTARIO broke in pieces a few minutes after the crew got off. Messrs. N. & W. Dyment, lumbermen of this town, owned the schooner and her cargo, the loss of which is partially covered by insurance.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1880
     
     



     




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Reason: aground
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1880
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McN.W.23663
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.18339 Longitude: -81.63307
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Ontario (Schooner), aground, 29 Sep 1880