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Emperor (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1861

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EMPEROR Schooner, part cargo wheat, ashore at Kincardine, Lake Huron, got off and into Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 22, 1862 (Casualty List, 1861)


We are indebted to Captain E. P. Dorr for the following telegraphic dispatch, dated Port Stanley, Canada, May 28th. 1861
      The schooner EMPEROR is ashore at Kincardine, lying easy. Makes no water. Can be got off, with assistance. --- Shepard.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 28, 1861

The schooner EMPEROR, which has already been reported ashore at Kincardine C. W., on Lake Huron, has been got off in quick time by the wrecking tug OSWEGO, which never fails in such undertakings, arriving here with the vessel in tow yesterday noon, and was placed in Campbell & Owen's dry dock, for repairs. -- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 5, 1861

      SCHOONER EMPEROR OFF. - The wrecking tug Oswego arrived at Detroit Monday, having in tow the schooner EMPEROR, which had been ashore at Kincardine, C. W., on Lake Huron. Damages less than $1,000.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Wednesday, June 5, 1861

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $900
Cargo: $300
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.18339 Longitude: -81.63307
William R. McNeil
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Emperor (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1861