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A. Boody (Schooner), U872, aground, 20 Nov 1871

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Schooner A. BOODY, cargo grain, ashore at North Harbor reef; badly damaged.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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THE BOODY DISASTER. - he schooner A. BOODY ran ashore on East Sister Reef ,Lake Erie, about four o'clock Sunday evening. She is full of water and hard on the rocks. Part of her cargo will have to be lightered before she can be released. The BOODY was built in Toledo by Smith & Rogers, and has been afloat about eleven years. She is owned by Toledo parties. Her cargo consists of 18,535 bu wheat, shipped jointly by Williams & Halrahan and D.B. Smith, and was consigned to Helmer & Newhall, of this city. It will probably prove very nealy a total loss. It was partially insured in the Mercantile of New York, Aetne of Hartford, Toledo Fire and Marine, and Toledo Mutual. The tug QUAYLE left Detroit to go to the aid of the BOODY on Tuesday evening, with a steam pump and
other wrecking apparatus, and taking with her the scow AMERICAN CHAMPION as a lighter.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, November 23, 1871

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      MORE AID FOR THE SCHOONER BOODY. - The Coast Wrecking Company's tug RESCUE has been ordered from Detroit to assist in rescuing the schooner ashore at North Harbor Reef.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 24, 1871

      THE SCHOONER BOODY. - The work of rescuing this vessel, ashore on a reef in Lake Erie, progresses slowly, owing to the cold and adverse weather. On Wednesday, but little or nothing was accomplished. The night following one of the wreckers was wooding at Malden. There is a grave uncertainty about her getting off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, November 25, 1871

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      OFF. - The schooner A. BOODY, recently ashore on East Sister Reef, was got off Saturday afternoon and taken to Detroit. Part of her cargo was saved dry and put in port. The vessel, it is thought, has not received much damage.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, November 27, 1871

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Schooner A. BOODY. U. S. No. 827. Of 287.40 gross tons; 273.03 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio, 1863, Home port, Detroit, Mich. 137.0 x 25.0 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
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Freight: grain
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William R. McNeil
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A. Boody (Schooner), U872, aground, 20 Nov 1871