The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Flying Mist (Schooner), U9188, aground, 1 May 1871

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FLYING MIST Schooner, ashore at Wellington Bay; grain damaged.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall.

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FLYING MIST Schooner of 316 tons, owned at Chicago by Winslow & Co., and bound from Chicago to Hamilton, Ontario, went ashore at Wellington Bay, Lake Ontario May 1871. Loss to ship $800. Loss to cargo $600. No insurance on ship or cargo
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes 1863 to 1873
      Report of the United States Coast Guard

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We learn from private sources that the schr. FLYING MIST, with a cargo of wheat from Milwaukee to Kingston, is ashore at Point Peter, on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The bark ACORN, lumber laden, is ashore on West Point, a short distance to the northward of the first. Assistance has been sent to both vessels.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 27, 1871 3-5
Schooner FLYING MIST.* U. S. No. 9188. oF 316.16 tons gross; 300.36 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1861. Home port, Chicago, Ill. [ * vessel wrecked or otherwise out of service]
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.838888 Longitude: -77.155277
William R. McNeil
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Flying Mist (Schooner), U9188, aground, 1 May 1871