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Transport (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1871

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Schooner TRANSPORT, cargo lumber, ashore at Richmondville; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall
      . . . . .

THE TRANSPORT. - The outfit of this vessel has been saved, while the vessel has become a total wreck. She came out in 1858, and was first owned by Walter Joy, Esq., of Buffalo, and was built here by F.N. Jones.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, September 30, 1871

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The schooner TRANSPORT which ran on Blue Ledge and was run ashore at Richmondville is now at this port a worthless wreck, loaded with lumber and lath and full of water. Her owner, Mr. Gage of Silver Creek, intends to have a survey made of her and will doubtless abandon her to the Underwriters, after securing the lumber from her hold and the lath from her deckload.
      Port Huron Times
      September 28, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.57335 Longitude: -82.59354
William R. McNeil
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Transport (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1871