The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady Elgin (Schooner), capsized, 11 Nov 1882

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The Canadian Marine & Fisheries Department has received information from the light-house keeper at Chantry Island, on the coast of lake Huron, that a little fishing schooner called the LADY ELGIN went down, and all hands on board were drowned. The boat left Chanry Island Nov. 11, and was supposed to be afterward upset in a squall. Those on board at the time were Elliott Hunter, of Kincardine; Alfred Jestin, of Port Elgin, and William Calden, from the United States. On the evening of Vov. 12 the schooner drifted ashore on Chantry Island, bottom upward.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, Dec., 1882
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
NOV. 12 -- Schooner LADY ELGIN, by capsizing on Lake Ontario. Three lives lost.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882
NOTE:- The Inter Ocean Total Loss List for 1882, pasted in Hall's Scrapbook, had been edited by someone, [unknown], who did not agree with the LADY ELGIN wreck as indicated by an X beside the entry ? Maybe because of the wrong lake.

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 3
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.49 Longitude: -81.403055
William R. McNeil
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Lady Elgin (Schooner), capsized, 11 Nov 1882