The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Marysburg (Schooner), aground, 10 Sep 1871

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Schooner MARYSBURG, ashore at Point Au Pelee; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

      ASHORE AT POINT AU PELEE. - The schooner MARYSBURG, hailing from Picton,
Lake Ontario, during the thick weather on Sunday night mistook the light at Point au
Pelee and ran ashore on the west side of it. She is well out; has no cargo on board, and
was bound westward for freight. She is 190 tons burthen, was built at South Bay in 1870,
and is valued at $11,000 gold. The tug GLADIATOR has gone from Detroit to render
her assistance.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, September 13, 1871

      OFF AND IN PORT. - The schooner MARYSBURG, the Canadian vessel which got
ashore at Point au Pelee, arrived at Detroit Thursday, in charge of Captain Douglas,
Marine Inspector, and accompanied with the tug GIBRALTER and steam pump. The
MARYSBURG's damages are of a serious character. She went into Campbell & Owen's
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, September 16, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.826388 Longitude: -82.391666
William R. McNeil
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Marysburg (Schooner), aground, 10 Sep 1871