Dimensions: 79ft x 19ft x 7ft  87 T Type of Wreck: Schooner Location of Wreck: False Duck Island Place and Builder: L. Stevens – Presque Isle Year Built: 1863 Mooring

Casualty List for 1874 Chicago Inter-Ocean #

Schooner CENTURION, ashore, lost 20,000 feet lumber; Amherst Island, September 1874. Property loss, hull $1,600 cargo $3,000      

Buffalo Commercial Advertiser October 10, 1874 3-5 #

Dec. 25, 1874 By a special dispatch to Capt. E.P. Dorr, dated Kingston, 1:40 P.M. yesterday, we learn that the schr. CENTURION, with a cargo of iron ore was sunk off False Ducks, Lake Ontario. Her crew were saved.      

Buffalo Commercial Advertiser October 12, 1874 3-5 #

The schr. CENTURION sunk off the Ducks, with iron ore, is reported a total loss. The crew was obliged to abandon her, and put off in an open boat, with one ore. They were out in the gale for about 6 hours, and when picked up were pretty well fagged out. They reached Kingston on Friday.      

Great Lakes Maritime Database #

CENTURION; 1863; Schooner CANADIAN (35936) Vessel Name CENTURION Build Year: 1863 Official Number CANADIAN Construction Build City Presque Isle Build State ONT. Vessel Type Schooner Number of Decks 1 Hull Materials Wood Builder Name L.Stevens Ownership Original Owner E. George Original Owner Location Presque Isle Power (Sail) Sail Number Masts 2 Dimensions Length 78′ Beam 19′ Depth 7′ Tonnage Old Style 113 Final Disposition Final Location False Duck Islands. Lake Ontario. Final How Wrecked. 1864 – Owned E. George, Presque Isle, ONT. 1871 – Remeasured 105 gross tons. 1874 – Oct 9 Wrecked off False Duck Islands, Lake Ontario.

Sources Donald V. Baut Detroit & St. Clair River Towing Association, c.1867 Canadian Sessional Papers C. Patrick Labadie #

1868 – Registered Brighton, ONT; 87 net tons.

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