The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rio Grande (Schooner), aground, 16 Nov 1871

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ASHORE. - The schooner RIO GRANDE went ashore early on Monday morning within one and a half miles of the Dummy light at Point Au Pelee. She can, it is thought, be got afloat without difficulty. The tug WILCOX has gone from Detroit to her assistance. The captain of the RIO GRANDE attributes the fault of his getting ashore, to the miserable condition of the light, it being scarcely visible from where the vessel now lies.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, November 16, I871

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      SCHOONER RIO GRANDE OFF. - This vessel has been rescued from her groundings
at Point au Pelee by the tug WILCOX. Her damages are not severe.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, November 17, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Rio Grande (Schooner), aground, 16 Nov 1871