The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), May 11, 1876

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CAPTAIN A. McFee of the three -masted schooner Bell McFee, of Owen Sound arrived at Meaford, on Sunday, with the crew in a sil boat, and reports that his vessel was caught in an ice shove about one o'clock in the morning, eight miles north-west of Collingwood light house, which stove in some of her planks forward, keeling her over on her beam end, and carrying away her masts forerigging. She then sank in fifty fathoms of water, leaving scarcely time for the crew to take to the boats arrived at Meaford almost frozen was owned by Mr. A. McFee Sr Owen Sound, and valued at $10, 000; insured for $6, 000. She was loaded with 10, 000 bushels of wheat insured.

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), May 11, 1876