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Pathfinder (Schooner), U20290, struck warehouse, 16 Nov 1871

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Bark PATHFINDER, ran foul of a warehouse at Sarnia; latter damaged.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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A fore-and-aft vessel was reported ashore at Point Edward Thursday. The seas were dashing over her. She is believed to be ore laden. - The schooner PATHFINDER ran foul of the Grand Trunk bonded warehouse, carrying away three sections of the same, the vessel losing her jibboom and headgear, and causing a leak. She was subsequently placed in dock at Port Huron.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, November 18, 1871

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      Schooner PATHFINDER. U.S. No. 20290. Of 634.88 tons gross; 603.14 tons net. Built 1869 at Detroit, Mich. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 188.0 x 31.7 x 14.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1886

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.983611 Longitude: -82.411944
William R. McNeil
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Pathfinder (Schooner), U20290, struck warehouse, 16 Nov 1871