The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sylph (Schooner), aground, 10 Aug 1860

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Schooner SYLPH, cargo water lime, ashore on Point Au Pelee. Got off.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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ASHORE. - The schooner SYLPH, bound for Detroit from Oswego, with 500 barrels water lime to G.O. Williams & Co., went ashore last Friday night, at Point au Pelee. The OSWEGO, says the Detroit Advertiser of Monday, started today for the purpose of getting her off. Should a norther set in, it may go hard with her; otherwise, she will be saved. When the mate left her on Saturday, the
weather was calm, and she made no water.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, August 15, 1860

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      SCHOONER SUNK. - The tug OSWEGO, which left Detroit a few days since for Point au Pelee, to get from the beach the Schooner SYLPH, returned with her Tuesday. Most of the cargo, which consisted of 250 bbls of water lime was found in a damaged state, with the exception of about 10 bbls. She has gone into Campbell & Owen's dry dock for repairs which will probably reach $800 or thereabouts.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, August 18, 1860

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $900
Cargo: $200
Freight: water lime
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Sylph (Schooner), aground, 10 Aug 1860