The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Augustus Ford (Schooner), U1084, leak, 24 Oct 1871

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Schooner A. FORD, sprung a bad leak in the Welland Canal.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      DISASTERS. - Private dispatches report that the schooner AUGUSTUS FORD sprung a leak on Tuesday, while in the canal at St. Catharines. A steam pump has been sent to her assistance.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, October 26, 1871

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      THE FORD. - The schooner AUGUSTUS FORD, which sunk in the Welland Canal, has been pumped out and lightered, and yesterday started for the dry dock at St. Catharines. Capt. Busher, marine inspector, who has just returned from the scene of the disaster, thinks that of her cargo of wheat and corn, probably not more than half was wet.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, October 27, 1871

Schooner AUGUSTUS FORD. U. S. No. 1084. Of 183.99 tons gross; 174.79 tons net. Built Dexter, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 107.0 x 24.6 x 9.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat & corn
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.16681 Longitude: -79.24958
William R. McNeil
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Augustus Ford (Schooner), U1084, leak, 24 Oct 1871