The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sunrise (Bark), U223449, aground, 1 Sep 1871

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Bark SUNRISE, cargo grain, ashore at Point Edward; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      ARRIVED AT DETROIT. - The Barks SUNRISE and ONONDAGA, reported ashore a few days since, have been relieved and taken to Detroit for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, September 13, 1871

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      THE BARK SUNRISE A TOTAL LOSS. - this vessel, it appears, was one of the number which went ashore at the lower end of Lake Huron last week, during the gale and the smoke. A party who was in the vicinity of the vessel on Monday informs the Detroit Post that she is stranded among rocks and boulders on the Canada side of the lake, about eight miles from Point Edward. Her cargo of wheat had begun to swell and to spread her sides. The revenue cutter FESSENDEN dispatched a cutter to see if any assistance could be rendered to the SUNRISE, but she was to hard on to admit any hope of her rescue.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, September 14, 1871

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      SAVED. - The schooner SUNRISE, which on Monday was supposed to be hopelessly beached, six or eight miles above Point Edward, was pulled off on Tuesday by the tug BROCKWAY. As stated yesterday, her cargo of grain had swollen, so that she is now hogged and out of shape. Her cargo is not a total loss, as rumored on the dock. It was being discharged yesterday at Walkertown, as that of the MONTMORENCY was a few days previously, for the purpose of drying. The escape of the SUNRISE from destruction borders on the miraculous.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, September 15, 1871

Schooner SUNRISE. U. S. No. 223449. Of 429.33 tons gross; 417.37 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      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: 43.005555 Longitude: -82.398611
William R. McNeil
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Sunrise (Bark), U223449, aground, 1 Sep 1871