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James C. Harrison (Schooner), U74285, aground, 1 Mar 1871

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HARRISON, J.C. Schooner, ashore at Grassy Island; lightered off
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

Tuesday, while the schr. J.C. HARRISON was sailing up the Detroit River, she ran aground at the head of Grassy Island, and was obliged to send for assistance to get afloat. The tug FRANK MOFFAT was engaged with a barge to lighter the vessel, which is laden with coal.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 7, 1871 3-4

The schr. J.C. HARRISON, coal laden, which was reported aground at Grassy Island, was pulled off by the tug FRANK MOFFAT after the lighterage of a considerable portion of her cargo. She passed up yesterday morning. The bottom where she grounded being soft, no damage was sustained. - Detroit Free Press, 6th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 8, 1871 3-4

Schooner JAMES C. HARRISON. U. S. No. 75285. Of 518.20 tons gross; 492.29 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1870. Home port, Cleveland, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.22421 Longitude: -83.13465
William R. McNeil
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James C. Harrison (Schooner), U74285, aground, 1 Mar 1871