The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Erie Stewart (Schooner), C71131, squall damage, 22 Nov 1880

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Port Hope, Nov. 22. -- The schooner ERIE STEWART, of Port Dover, Capt. Joseph Wiggins, was on her way up the lake on Saturday with a load of coal from Oswego to Toronto. When opposite the Scarboro' Heights, about fifteen miles from Toronto, a squall struck her, carring away her jibboom and headgear. The Captain, after lightening the vessel of the debris, put her before the wind, which was blowing from the west. Frenchman's Bay was passed, and Whitby, Oshawa, and Port Darlington, none of which ports had sufficient depth of water for the vessel to enter. When in sight of Port Hope, the signal for a tug was raised, and the tug ALBERT WRIGHT went to her assistance and brought her safely into port just befor dark.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1880
      Schooner ERIE STEWART. Official Canada No. 71131. Of 230 tons reg. Built Port Dover, Ont., 1874. Home port, Port Dover. 117.6 x 23.6 x 10.6 Owned by John Pigott, et al, J. O., of Chatham, Ont.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1905

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Reason: squall damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95012 Longitude: -78.29953
William R. McNeil
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Erie Stewart (Schooner), C71131, squall damage, 22 Nov 1880