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C. A. King (Schooner), U5058, aground, 1 Nov 1871

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Schooner C.A. KING, cargo grain, ashore at Long Point; lightered off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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Capt. Jno. Rice, Marine Inspector, left Detroit Nov. 15 th on a wrecking expedition with the tug VULCAN and the schooner JOHNSON.....Found the schooner C.A. KING ashore with the crew taking it comfortably. He made them jettison part of the cargo and with the aid of the VULCAN got the schr. off and brought her to Buffalo.....
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, November 18, 1871

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The expedition set out to rescue the brig SAXON ashore at Long Point has returned. The vessel is a total wreck. Whe wreckers found on the shore the schooner RESOLUTE in the same locality with one of the sailors who had perished while lashed to the timberhead. They also rescued the schooner C.A. KING from the beach.
      Port Huron Times
      November 23, 1871
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Schooner C.A. KING. U. S. No. 5058. Of 316.10 tons gross; 300.30 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio in 1863. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 139.8 x 25.9 x 11.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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Reason: aground
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Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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C. A. King (Schooner), U5058, aground, 1 Nov 1871