The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingfisher (Schooner), U14032, aground, 18 Oct 1871

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Schooner KINGFISHER, ashore at the Clay Banks; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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SCHOONER KINGFISHER ASHORE. - The schooner KINGFISHER, from Cleveland, while going up the passage Wednesday night, went ashore at the Clay Banks and is hard on. The weather Thursday was of such a character as to make her situation extremely perilious, yet, being a comparatively new vessel and of staunch build she may probably
survive the storm and be got off as soon as the weather subsides. Her captain has gone to Detroit in quest of assistance to get her off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, October 21, 1871

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SCHOONER KINGFISHER.- Two tugs have gone to the assistance of the KINGFISHER which is still ashore at the Clay Banks, Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 23, 1871

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      SCHOONER KINGFISHER OFF. - This vessel, which got ashore a day or two since at the Clay Banks, was pulled off on Saturday by the tug CHAMPION. She went into Clark's dry dock, Detroit, for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, October 25, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Kingfisher (Schooner), U14032, aground, 18 Oct 1871