The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
R. J. Skidmore (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1857

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Schooner R.J. SKIDMORE, stranded on the east side of Point Pelee. Got off. Property loss $700.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The schr. SKIDMORE is ashore on Point Pelee. She is loaded with coal, and bound up. Went on during a heavy fog. The tug UNCLE BEN started to her assistance last night, with a couple of scows with which to lighter her of her cargo. - Detroit Adv., 22.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 23, 1857 2-6

      . . . . .

      Captain Richards ( of the stmr. WESTERN WORLD ) saw the schr. SKIDMORE at
anchor, had got off the beach. Two lighters were in the vicinity and a tug had evidently
been assisting the SKIDMORE off.
      Buffalo Commercial ADvertiser
      September 24, 1857 2-6

      . . . . .

      The schooner SKIDMORE, which was ashore on Point Pelee, was got off by the aid of a tug and lighters, and arrived in Detroit but little damaged.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, September 28, 1857

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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R. J. Skidmore (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1857