LAUREL (1871, Scow Schooner) IDENTIFICATION Year of Build: 1871 CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP Built at: Oliver’s Ferry, ONT Vessel Type: Scow Schooner Hull Materials: Wood Number of Decks: 1 Builder Name: Michael O’Mara Original Owner: Henry Mason & M. O’mara POWER Number of Masts: 2 DIMENSIONS Length: 66.5′ Beam: 15.6′ Depth: 5.2′ Tonnage (gross): 54 Tonnage (net): 44 FINAL DISPOSITION Final Location: Off Big Sandy Creek, 15 mi. from Oswego. Lake Ontario. Date: 22 Aug 1876 Final Depth: 7 fathoms – 42′ How: Foundered. Final Cargo: 60 tons iron ore. Notes: Bound Kingston, ONT – Fair Haven, NY, foundered in storm; crew rescued by local fisherman. HISTORY1871, Sep 2 Owned James Richardson, Kingston, ONT. 1872, Apr 30 Owned David Lewis, Garden Island, ONT. 1872, Nov 29 Owned Henry Radford, Wolfe Island, ONT. 1873, Feb 18 Owned Martin Staley the younger, Wolfe Island. 1876, Aug 22 Foundered, Lake Ontario.

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