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Acorn, aground, 1 May 1871


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Bark ACORN, cargo timber, ashore at Salmon Point; lightered.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      Schooner ACORN of 90 tons. Valued at $1,000. Class C 1. Port of hail, Port Hope. Bound from Saginaw to Kingston, stranded May 16, 1871 off Wellington, Lake Ontario. Cause of casualty, not known.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1871
      Department of Marine & Fisheries
      Sessional Papers (No.5) 1872

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The bark ACORN, lumber laden, is ashore West Point (Lake Ontario), a short distance to the northward of Pt. Peter. Assistance has been sent to the vessel.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 27, 1871 3-5

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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

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      Bark ACORN of 316 tons, owned Chicago by Wm. Eagan. Bound from Chicago to Kingston, Ontario, went ashore at Salmon Point, Lake Ontario May 1871. Damage to hull $800. Damage to cargo $600.
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes, 1871
      Report of the U. S. Coast Guard

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      NOTE:- the Bark ACORN renamed as ALASKA and lost September 1884 at Scott's Point, Lake Michigan. The schooner ACORN is not listed in the Underwriters Register after 1869, she was a standing keel vessel, built 1844. Obviously there is a mix-up in the above casualty.
     
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ALASKA schooner stranded at Scott's Point, 20 miles north of Beaver Island, and will prove a total loss. She was laden with ore from Escanaba. Built Port Dalhousie by Muir in 1863 as ACORN, of 316 tons burden.
      Marine Record
      September 25, 1884


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: timber
Remarks: Got off ?
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.5581
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8575 Longitude: -77.243888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Acorn, aground, 1 May 1871