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Schooner C. Gearing

C. Gearing, Schooner, of 106 tons, 90.4 x 20.3 x 7.9, built 1869 at Cooper's Wharf, Port Milford by John Tait for Colin Gearing and George Hicks; Capt Frank Duetta was first Master, Capt Beaupre later. Later owned by Capt Wm Lobb. She carried 9000 bushels and had a reputation for being fast; carried grain Port Milford and Wellington to Oswego.

Ran aground Aug. 14, 1888 on Poplar Point with a freight of plaster and stone; got off.

The GEARING Ashore. Tuesday August 14, 1888 (Kingston, special) The schooner C. GEARING is ashore at Poplar Point at the entrance to South Bay. Her condition has not been learned. The GEARING is owned by D. Campbell of Wellington, and is sailed by Captain Bongard. She left Oswego Friday afternoon with a load of plaster stone bound for Wellington. The cargo was shipped by Farwell & Co., and is insured. It is not known whether or not there is any insurance on the vessel.

Schooner C. GEARING, Port of Picton Vessel Register No. 32; vessel burned whilst lying at Central Ontario Railway dock at the port of Trenton on July 10, 1891. Total loss.


Revised: 31 March 2012