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Richards (Schooner), aground, 23 Aug 1871

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ECLIPSE Propeller Tug, with Schooner RICHARDS in tow, hard aground head of River St. Clair.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

      ASHORE AT PORT HURON. - The Port Huron Times says: "The tug ECLIPSE, while taking the schooner RICHARDS through the Rapids, Wednesday morning, was thrown broadside on by the current just above the Grand Trunk Railroad dock on the Canada side, together with the schooner. The JOHN MARTIN pulled off the tug Wednesday evening, and went to the assistance of the schooner Thursday forenoon. The RICHARDS was loaded, bound up, and set out about eight inches forward.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 26, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.983611 Longitude: -82.411944
William R. McNeil
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Richards (Schooner), aground, 23 Aug 1871