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John G. Kolfage (Schooner), C71071, aground, 1 Sep 1871

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Schooner KOLFAGE, ashore at Point Au Pelee; towed to Malden.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

      ASHORE AT POINT AU PELEE. - The vessel found ashore at the above place, nameless and abandoned, proves to be the schooner JOHN G. KOLFAGE, of Malden.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, September 15, 1871

      OFF AND IN PORT. - The schooner KOLFAGE, which was ashore at Point au Pelee has been released, and is en route for Detroit in tow of a tug. She will go into Campbel & Owen's dry dock on arrival, for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, September 16, 1871

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Schooner JOHN G. KOLFAGE. Official Canada No. 71071. Of 93 tons reg. Built Amherstburg, Ont., 1869. Rebuilt Amherstburg, Ont., 1883. Home port, Amherstburg, Ont. 79.3 x 22.2 x 7.3. Owned by Joseph Williams, of Goderich, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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John G. Kolfage (Schooner), C71071, aground, 1 Sep 1871