The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frontier City (Brig), aground, 1 Oct 1871

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Brig FRONTIER CITY, on a 'bar' at the mouth of the River Thames; got off after a month's delay.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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BRIG FRONTIER CITY. - This vessel, which lies aground at the entrance of the Thames River, has been abandoned by her captain. She lies in only two feet of water, and is liable to become a wreck before spring.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, November 3, 1871

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BRIG FRONTIER CITY RESCUED. - The brig FRONTIER CITY, which about a month since run on a reef at the mouth of the Thames River, and after several days fruitless efforts to get her off was abandoned by her master and owner, has been got off and taken into the Thames. The work was accomplished by the Lighthouse keeper at that point, who by means of a rope and the rolling of the craft found no difficulty in getting her afloat in about three hours' time. He earned in that brief space of time the little sum of $1,000, and will get his pay.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, November 28, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.319166 Longitude: -82.454166
William R. McNeil
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Frontier City (Brig), aground, 1 Oct 1871