Year of Registration: 1852
Type of Ship: Screw Steamer
Port of Registry: Montreal, QuebecRemarks:
Wrecked on Lake Ontario in December 1856

Official Number:33457Reference:1534|42Volume:1534Other Reference:

Mills Record 6 of 7 
Original Vessel Data
Name: [ Lord Elgin ] Mills Number: [ 032480 ] Propulsion: [ Screw Propeller ] Official Number: [33457 ] Dimensions: [ 116x 21 – 153 tons ] Built in: [ Oswego, New York, U.S.A., 1845 ] 
Other Registrations (Before & After Canadian Registration)
Previously Registered: [ U.S.A. ] Previous Name: [ Syracuse ] Date Previously Registered: [ 1852 ] 
Closing Information
Date Closed: [1856/12 ] Reason Closed: [ Wrecked ] Where Closed: [ Long Point, Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada ] 
Addendum
.Lord Elgin; 116x21x10 Owned by M. W. Browne, Hamilton 1852; then various partnerships. Used mostly on Lake Ontario. Had “only three staterooms”. Smashed into gates Beauharnois Canal 25/11/53 racing “Crescent” for lock, causing sudden end to navigation for that year. Wrecked 02/12/56 Long Point, Lakle Ontario.

Propeller LORD ELGIN, ashore at the foot of Lake Ontario. Total loss. 
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser 
      January 31, 1857 (casualty List) 

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Propeller LORD ELGIN, Total loss on Long Point, Kingston. Built Oswego 1841. ex SYRACUSE 
      Toronto Globe 
      December 5, 1856 

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      Montreal, Dec. 6. – Weather intensely cold. The steamer LADY (sic) ELGIn went ashore Thursday near Presque Isle, Lake Ontario, and is a total wreck. 
      Buffalo Daily Republic 
      Saturday, December 6, 1856 

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      Oswego, Dec. 8. – The propeller LORD ELGIN, wrecked on Saturday last off Long Point, was bound from Toronto to Montreal. She had a cargo of 2,000 bbls of flour, which together with the vessel, will be a total loss. 
      Buffalo Daily Republic 
      Tuesday, December 9, 1856 

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