Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ranger (Steamboat), aground, 8 Aug 1866
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RANGER Steamer, cargo corn, sprung a leak and sunk below Port Stanley, August 1866. Total loss. Property loss hull $8,000 cargo $12,000
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

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      Steamer RANGER, of 348 tons, owned at Montreal by Perry & Black. Bound from Kingston to Port Stanley went ashore near Port Stanley, August 1866. Loss to ship $ 19,500 insurance $13,500 Loss to cargo $12,000 insurance on cargo $7,000
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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Steamer RANGER, sprung a leak on Lake Erie, August 1866. Cargo railroad iron. Total loss
      Canadian Vessel Casualty List for 1866
      Toronto Globe
      January 25th. 1867

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      STEAMER LOST. - A dispatch from Port Stanley says the side-wheel steamer RANGER, from Toledo to Montreal, freighted with corn, encountered a southerly gale on Wednesday the 8th. She sprung a leak about 8 miles from Tyrnonnel, during the afternoon. Capt. Gaskin immediately applied his five pumps, which he worked for several hours, when the engineer reported she was sinking. He then headed her for the nearest land, and beached her seven miles west of Port Stanley. The vessel and cargo are insured. - Milwaukee Sentinel, 14th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 17, 1866
Steamer RANGER. Of 348 tons. Built Montreal 1853 by Cantin. Owned by Henderson. Home port, Montreal. Value $8,000. Class A 2
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel register for 1866


Item Type
Reason: aground
Hull damage: $19,500
Cargo: $13,500
Freight: corn
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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Ranger (Steamboat), aground, 8 Aug 1866