Dimensions: 99ft 23ft x 10ft 190 GT 156 NT
Type of Wreck: 2 Masted Schooner
Location of Wreck: Northwest of Oswego NY, Lake Ontario
Place and Builder: Mill Point ON, H.B. Rathburn & Son, William Jamieson
Year Built: 1853
1853 – built on the bottom of CATHERINE James Collins, Picton, ON capacity 12,000 bushels .
1871 – Jun 30 Launched
1871 – Oct Aground Duck Island, Lake Ontario with barley.
1872 – Dec 5 Ashore 3 miles below Big Sandy Creek (near Oswego & Selkirk, NY), wheat laded.
1875 – Ran Port Stanley – Cleveland.
1876- Jan 22 Owned Sanford Baker, Belleville, ONT.
1876, Mar 24 Burned Port Stanley, ONT; repaired.
1879 Owned Baker et al, Picton, ONT.
1880, Apr 10 Owned James T. Allen & John Welsh, Kingston, ONT.
1881, Sep 10 Aground Ducks, Lake Ontario, with iron ore.
1883, Dec 13 Owned William Nickle, Kingston. 1884 Owned James F. Allen, Kingston.
1886 – Owned Welsh & Allen, Picton.
1887 – Jun 8 Owned Hiram Buckingham & James Savage, Wellington, ONT. 1887 – Nov 20 Foundered Lake Ontario.
1888 – Feb 10 William & James Savage, Wellington.
1888 – May 19 Sprang a leak & sank, bound Oswego, NY – Belleville; crew rescued by steamer OCEAN WAVE.
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Buffalo Commercial Advertiser May 21, 1888 3-5 #
A Picton despatch this afternoon says: The schr. WM. ELGIN sprung a leak Saturday afternoon (5/19) 16 miles from Oswego and sunk. She was loaded with 3,000 tons of coal from Oswego and consigned to Belleville. The crew were picked up by the OCEAN WAVE and landed at Indian Pt. yesterday morning.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886 #
Schooner WILLIAM ELGIN. No Canadian Number. Of 156 tons Register. Built Mill Point, Ont., 1871. Home port, Picton, Ont. 99.0 x 23.0 x 9.5 Owned by William Nickle, of Kingston, Ont.