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North Star (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1861

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NORTH STAR Schooner, ashore at Point Au Pelee.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 22, 1862. (Casualty List, 1861)

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We received yesterday from Pt. Pelee further particulars relative to the vessels ashore in that vicinity. In addition to the schrs. ORIOLE and NORTH STAR, already reported ashore, there is the W.B. OGDEN and WHITE SQUALL. The brig BANNER was supposed to be the vessel of that class ashore on Pt. Pelee Island, this, however, proves to be incorrect, as the BANNER has since passed up. The schr. CONVOY, which was also stated as one of the number, has arrived at this port. The schr. BEN FLINT is said to be on Chickalom Reef with her colors at half mast. The bark OCEAN WAVE is also somewhere in that vicinity shorn of all her canvass. There is probably not less than 10 or 12 vessels ashore near the island, the names of which have not been received.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 5, 1861 4-4

The attempt to get off the schr. NORTH STAR from Pt. Pelee by the 4 tugs which left for that purpose a day or two since has, we learn, been abandoned, for the present at least. This vessel, with the others ashore in that vicinity, will doubtless remain as they are until favorable weather in the spring.
      Detroit Free Press
      December 3, 1861 4-2

      Schooner NORTH STAR which was to have been got off Point au Pelee by a contract made with four tugss as stated a day or two since, has, we learn, been abandoned until spring. The cold weather which has recently set in, together with the formation of ice along the beach in that vicinity, has rendered further efforts for the present unavailing.--- Detroit Advertiser
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 5, 1861
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      The schooner NORTH STAR, of Milwaukee, which has been ashore at Point au Pelee since last fall, has succeeded in extricating herself from that position, and has arrived at this port. - Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, April 9, 1862

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The schooner NORTH STAR, of this port, which was wrecked last fall, has been rebuilt, and yesterday was chartered to load with wheat for Buffalo. -- Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, June 27, 1862

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,600
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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North Star (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1861