Item: 39367: LADY MOULTON #

Name of Ship: LADY MOULTON

Year of Registration: 1862 Type of Ship: Wooden Schooner

Port of Registry: Montreal, Quebec

Where Built: Charlotte, New York

Gross Tonnage: 79 Net Tonnage: 79


  • Foundered in Lake Ontario in 1869
  • Registry closed March 10, 1880

Official Number: 33574 Reference:1388|42 Volume: 1388

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1869 #

p.2 Imports – 2 The Collision On the Lake Further Particulars The heavy weather on the lake was the sole cause of the recent collision involving the loss of the schr. Lady Moulton. The Lady Moulton was bound up from Ogdensburg, light, and arrived off the Ducks on Monday evening. Towards night she stood out from Long Point some distance in order to clear the steamboat track, the weather being so thick that lights could not be discerned three boat lengths ahead. The vessel was going to Coburg to load. About 11 o’clock at night, when she must have been abreast of Long Point, ten miles out, a stiff breeze sprung up, and the Moulton and several vessels which were in company with her were exchanging signals through their horns. She had just cleared two steamers when Capt. Keith of the Moulton fancied he heard a horn to his lee. He called out, and received no answer; at last, he saw her light, and seeing that a vessel was bearing down on him, ordered the helm down and changed the sheets. Almost instantaneous the jibboom of the bark Sir E. W. Head come over his rail, abaft the foremast, cleaning the rigging, and the vessel striking carried away the rail and opened the vessel from the bilge upwards. The Captain of the Moulton ascribes no fault to the Sir E.W. Head, the collision being in his opinion unavoidable. Hopes of saving Lady Moulton being abandoned the work of separating the Sir E.W. Head from the wreck was begun. It was a tedious job, as nearly all of the forward gear of the latter had been disarranged and carried away, and together with the bowsprit, was mixed up in general confusion with the debris on the Moulton. In twenty minutes’ time, the boats were parted, and as there was then five feet of water in the hold of the Moulton, she was abandoned, the Head proceeding downwards. She arrived here on Tuesday evening with the Moulton’s crew, and her own cargo of grain undamaged. As nothing has been heard of the other vessel it is feared that she sank. When abandoned she seemed to be settling at the head, but it is possible that she may yet be floating, though none of the downward vessels have seen her. The vessel was owned by the captain and his brother, who belong to Bowmanville, was valued at $3,800?, and is insured in the Provincial Insurance Co. for $1,400. She did good business this spring.

Toledo Blade June 9, 1869 #

COLLISION ON LAKE ONTARIO. — On Monday night last the bark SIR EDMUND HEAD collided with the schooner LADY MOULTON off Long Point, Lake Ontario, and sunk her. She had no cargo and the crew was saved.

Dept. of Transport Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1880 #

Schooner LADY MOULTON, of 79 tons, foundered off Point Peter, Lake Ontario, May 1880, formerly the American schooner G. J. WHITNEY, built Charlotte 1857, she was owned by Alex Keith of Bowmanville.

Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall #

MOULTON, LADY Schooner, cargo staves, sunk and a total loss by collision with Bark SIR E.W. HEAD, on Lake Ontario.

Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1869 #

An attempt is to be made, ’tis reported, to raise the Lady Moulton, later abandoned and sunk after collision off Long Point. She lies in nearly 200 feet of water, and the venture is doubtful. The Lady Moulton – The fate of this vessel has at last been determined. After floating about on the lake for 3 days, she became waterlogged. The following telegram tells all that is known about her after her collision with the barque Sir E.W. Head, on Monday night last: Picton June 3 – Last evening as Mr. Peter Huff was about 5 miles below Point Peter, in Lake Ontario, he came on a schooner named Lady Moulton, in a sinking condition. She went down in 250 feet of water in a few minutes after being discovered. Mr. Huff got one gaff top sail and the yawl and brought them ashore. There was no person on board, and he could not tell whether she was loaded or not. Mr. Robert Clapp, an insurance salvage agent for the board of underwriters, will look after the wreck.

Dept. of Transport  Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1880 #

Schooner LADY MOULTON, of 79 tons, foundered off Point Peter, Lake Ontario, May 1880, formerly the American schooner G. J. WHITNEY, built Charlotte 1857, she was owned by Alex Keith of Bowmanville. Year of Build: 1857 CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP Built at: Charlotte, NY Vessel Type: Schooner Hull Materials: Wood Builder Name: David Rougers Original Owner and Location: D. Holden & Co., Charlotte, NY POWER Number of Masts: 2 DIMENSIONS Length: 75′ Beam: 19′ Depth: 7′ Tonnage (old style): 99


1857, Oct 27 Reported lost, east shore Lake Michigan
1864 Owned Chester Draper, Montreal, QUE; renamed LADY MOULTON, C33574
1866 Owned Tait & McLellan, Darlington, ONT
1869, Jun Collided with bark SIR EDMUND W. HEAD, 5 miles off Pt. Petre, Lake Ontario, foundered; no cargo; no loss of life
1871 Owned Darlington
1878 Registered Montreal; owned Alex Keith, Bowmanville, ONT; 77 x 18 x 7.1; 79 net tons
1880, Mar Registration closed

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