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Reindeer (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1857

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Schooner REINDEER, stranded on Point Pelee. Property loss $200.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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Captain Richards of the steamer WESTERN WORLD, reports having seem the schooner REINDEER of Clayton, ashore at Point Pelee, close to the Lighthouse pier, she was apparently light, was well up on the shoal on the upper side....The REINDEER had a signal of distress flying and the tug was going to her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 24, 1857 2-6

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The schooner REINDEER, bound up, light, got ashore on Point Pelee, on Wednesday night, says the Detroit Advertiser. The captain mistook the light for the red light of a propeller, not being aware that a light is shown regularly at that place.
      Buffalo Daily republic
      Monday, September 28, 1857

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Reindeer (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1857