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Anna C. Raynor (Schooner), aground, 19 Nov 1863

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Schooner ANNA C. RAYNOR, part cargo coal, stranded at Middle Island, Lake Huron. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      ASHORE. - The schooner ANNA C. RAYNOR, bound from Buffalo to Chicago with a cargo of coal, is ashore at Middle Island, Lake Huron. Early on Thursday morning of the present week, during thick weather and strong wind, she struck on a reef at the above point, and now lies in about four feet forward and nine feet aft. A tug with steam pump, will be dispatched to her relief, and ere this has taken her departure. Both vessel and cargo, we learn, are fully insured, but in what companies we did not learn. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, November 23, 1863

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      The tug KATE WILLIAMS has returned to Detroit from her expedition to Middle Island, Lake Huron. The schooner ANNA C. RAYNOR and the bark ADRIATIC, the objects of her mission, have been abandoned. The crew of both vessels were brought to Detroit by the WILLIAMS.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, December 3, 1863

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: $1,200
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.19251 Longitude: -83.3272
William R. McNeil
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Anna C. Raynor (Schooner), aground, 19 Nov 1863