THOMAS R. MERRITT

MERRITT, THOMAS R. (1874, Schooner) IDENTIFICATION Year of Build: 1874 Official Number: 72212 CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP Built at: Port Dalhousie, ONT Vessel Type: Schooner Hull Materials: Wood Number of Decks: 1 Builder Name: S.D. Andrews Original Owner and Location: Sylvester Neelon, St. Catherines, ONT. POWER Number of Masts: 3 DIMENSIONS Length: 138′ Beam: 26′ Depth: 12.2′ Tonnage (gross): 347 Tonnage (net): 328 FINAL DISPOSITION Final Location: East of Fair Haven, NY. Lake Ontario. Date: 12 Sep 1900 How: Wrecked. Notes: Driven ashore, borke up in storm; bound Hamilton, ONT – Oswego, NY. HISTORY1874, Apr 20 Registered at St. Catherines, ONT. 1878 Owned John O’Neil, St. Catherines. 1882 Readmeasured, 374 gross & 327 net tons. 1883, Jun Aground Snake Island, Lake Ontario. 1887 Towed by steamer SIR S.L.TILLEY in Duluth & Montreal grain trade. 1888 In collision with steamer ESCANABA, St. Mary’s River; repaired. 1898 Owned Carson & McKay, St. Catherines. 1900, Sep 12 Wrecked, Lake Ontario.

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