The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Niagara (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1891

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Wrecks and Heavy Losses.
      The schooner NIAGARA ashore at Parry Sound is a total loss. The boat had no rating and was not insured
      The pleasure steamer WILLIAM ALDERSON burned to the water's edge at Port Dover, Ont., Tuesday.
      Marine Review
      August 6, 1891
Schooner NIAGARA, Owned by Baird. Home port, Picton. Capacity gross tons, 583. Valuation $3,700.
      Total Losses During 1891.
      Marine Review
      December 17, 1891

Schooner NIAGARA, lost in Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay, according to a Court Case at Owen Sound, reported in the Toronto Globe of April 21, 1892.

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Fron the Picton Shipping Register :--
      Register Number - 43
      Name - NIAGARA
      Type - Schooner
      Tons - 220
      When built 1873
      Where built Picton
      Masters name - S. Collier
      Builders name & date of Certificate - John Tait, Oct. 25, 1873
      Length - - 120 feet
      Breadth - - 20 feet & 4 inches
      Depth of hold - 10 feet & 6 inches
      Masts Two
      Stern Square
      Bowsprit Standing
      How built - Carvel
      How rigged - Schooner
      Figure-head - None
      Decks - One
Subscribing owners - Chas. Wilson, Solomen & J. Collier, all owners, sold to Byron Wilson, Fred Robertson & Ross Robertson all of Goderich and Kincardine by auction dated Nov. 9, 1876
      Notations - Carried to New Book.
      Registers Note _ I Have from enquiries made, reliable information that this vessel is, Lost, Destroyed or broken up. Register closed Dec. 31, 1897

Schooner NIAGARA. Of 220 tons. Built Picton, Ont. in 1873. Home port, Picton, Ont. 120.0 x 26.3 x 10.5
Owned by R. Baird, of Kincardine, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886
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Schooner NIAGARA, of 220 tons, from Meldrum Bay [to Goderich] arrived May 9, 1882, cargo 249,516 feet lumber.

Schooner NIAGARA , of 220 tons, loaded at Goderich, 653 bbls. Salt, Sept. 7, 1882

Schooner NIAGARA, of 220 tons. Loaded at Goderich, 1,144 bbls salt and 599 bbls salt, Nov. 11, 1882
      Shipping Record of the Port of Goderich, 1882

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Niagara (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1891