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Orion (Schooner), fire, 9 Oct 1863

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Schooner ORION, Owned by Capt. Edward Zealand, burned in the Welland Canal at the Deep Cut, near Port Robinson, the cargo was coal-oil and Benzole. The vessel is a total loss.
      Toronto Globe
      October 13, 1863

      On the evening of Friday, 9th, October, 1863, Captain Edward Zealand's schooner OROIN, Capt. Dingwall, was totally destroyed by fire while downbound in the Deep Cut, near Port Robinson. She had a cargo of oil from Sarnia to Hamilton. . page 197.
      In 1864, A.M. Robertson had built a scow for Messrs. Barr & Maxwell, to be used in the refloating of the burned-out schooner ORION, in the Deep Cut. The ORION was raised and brought to Hamilton where she was hauled out at Robertson's Yard and on the 16 August, the rebuilt ORION was launched, the honours being performed by the shipbuilder's daughter, Miss Jennie Robertson. Page 217
      from " HAMILTON HARBOR"
      The First 75 Years
      1825 to 1900
      by Ivan Brookes

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: oil
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.042777 Longitude: -79.2125
William R. McNeil
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Orion (Schooner), fire, 9 Oct 1863