On 31 August 1906, CAVALIER (3-mast wooden schooner, 134 foot 268 gross tons, built in 1867, at Quebec City as a bark) was carrying cedar lumber when she struck a reef off Chantry Island in Lake Huron and sank. Her crew was rescued by the Chantry Island lightkeeper. She was bound from Tobermory for Sarnia, Ontario.
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, McKay & Warner, Quebec City as a bark
Specs : 134x26x12 268gc
Date of loss : 1906, Aug 31
Place of loss : off Chantry Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cedar lumber
Detail : She filled and sank after striking a reef. Her crew was rescued by the Chantry Island Lightkeeper. She had been bound Tobermorey for Sarnia.
Out of Quebec City
August 31st. 19O6 the CAVALIER of Quebec 268 tons net. Foundered at Chantry Island, Southampton, Lake Huron.
Dept. of Transport
Casualty for 1906
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CAVALIER A WRECK.
STRUCK ON A REEF OUTSIDE OF SOUTHAMPTON: POUNDING TO PIECES
Southampton Sept 1 — About 9 o’clock last night the schooner CAVALIER loaded with lumber from Tobermory for Sarnia, arrived off this port in a waterlogged condition,the vessel struck on the north reef of Chantry Island trying to make the harbor, she will be a total loss, the heavy seas having pounded in the stern during the night, Capt. Glass and the rest of the crew were rescued at daybreak by Capt. Lambert, lightkeeper on Chantry Island, with fine weather most of the cargo will be saved.
from Toronto Globe
September 3rd. 1906 p. 12
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Bark CAVALIER. Official Canadian No. 55892. Built at Quebec in 1867. Home port, Quebec. Of 299 tons Reg. 137.0 x 26.2 x 11.7 Owned by Mrs. Annie Glass, of Sarnia, Ontario.
List of Vessels on the Registery Books of the
Dominion of Canada, on December 31, 1902
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Disaster continued into the century. the schooner Cavalier, 366 tons waterlogged in a wild sea, tried to make the harbor of refuge and fetched up on the nort reef at 9 o’clock in the evening of Aug. 3lst. 1906. Capt. Joseph Glass and crew clung to the wreck all night, and as she began to break up next morning were taken off by keeper Lambert . the CAVALIER was launched at Quebec City in 1867, was laden with lumber from Tobermory to Sarnia, she went to pieces in a few days.
from Shipwrecks of the Saugeen
by Patric Folkes