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Rio Grande (Schooner), aground, 27 Nov 1871

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Schooner RIO GRANDE, lumber, ashore at Erie; likely a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      SCHOONER RIO GRANDE. - This schooner, Captain Ed. Collins, of Buffalo, master and owner, laden with lumber for Erie, went ashore near the east end of the Peninsula at that port, on Monday morning last. The mishap was occasioned by mistaking a light on the hill east of the harbor for the harbor light. The vessel is uninsured, and so hard aground that it is feared she cannot be rescued. The rescued. The crew were safely landed.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, November 29, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Rio Grande (Schooner), aground, 27 Nov 1871