The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Acontias (Schooner), U1394, aground, 27 Aug 1863

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Schooner ACONTIAS, aground at Stony Point, Detroit River.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      RUN AGROUND. - The schooner ACONTIAS, of Oswego, while coming into the Detroit River, on Thursday night, ran hard aground on Stony Point, doing serious damage to her bottom. She was got afloat yesterday by the tug EAGLE and towed to this city in the afternoon. She is bound to Chicago, but will necessarily have to go into dry-dock before proceeding ob her voyage. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, August 31, 1863

      Schooner ACONTIAS. U. S. No. 1394. Of 264.40 gross tons; 251.18 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1866. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 136.5 x 25.8 x 10.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE:-- Schooner ACONTIAS. U. S. No. 1394. Of 264 tons gross. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1856 137.0 x 25.8 x 11.3. Rebuilt in 1866 at Detroit.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Acontias (Schooner), U1394, aground, 27 Aug 1863