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Skylark (Scow), aground, 1 Jul 1871

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Scow SKYLARK, ashore at Point Au Pelee; released.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall.

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CONFIRMED. - The schooner SKYLARK, reported to have met with disaster, is ashore off Point Au Pelee. She sprung a leak, and was run ashore to prevent sinking.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, July 26, 1871

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GONE SKYLARKING. - It is stated that an enterprising party of five or six, with hand pumps, have started for Point au Pelee to raise the SKYLARK, recently run ashore to prevent her sinking. The vessel has a cargo of coal on board. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, July 28, 1871

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      OFF AND IN PORT. - The scow SKYLARK, which got ashore and sunk with a cargo of coal, as already reported, was got off and towed to Detroit by the steamer FAVORITE.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, July 29, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Skylark (Scow), aground, 1 Jul 1871