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Philo Scoville (Brig), aground, 25 Oct 1853

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SCHOVILL, PHILO Brig, cargo produce, wrecked on Lake Huron,near Georgian Bay. Property loss $33,681.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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      Wreck On Lake Huron :- The Brig PHILO SCOVILL (sic) of Buffalo from Milwaukee to that port, laden with wheat, flour, fish and lead, lost part of her rigging and went on shore on the "Scotch Bonnet" three miles from the Canada Main land on Sunday the 23rd.ult. She was upwards of 200 tons burden and a new vessel and has together with her cargo become a total loss.
      Goderich Huron Signal
      Thursday, Nov. 3, 1853
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WRECK ON LAKE HURON. -- A large vessel known as the PHILO SCHOFFIELD owned in and bound for Buffalo with a cargo of wheat, flour and fish - her complement of what was 13,000 bushels, flour 300 barrels, and fish 200 barrels, - went ashore at the Fishing islands, about the 25th. ult. And is a complete wreck.
      Owen Sound Comet
      November 18, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: fish, flour whea
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.771666 Longitude: -81.313611
William R. McNeil
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Philo Scoville (Brig), aground, 25 Oct 1853