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George Goble (Schooner), aground, 5 Dec 1871

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Schooner GEORGE GOBLE, cargo grain, ashore near Kettle Point, Lake Huron; not off yet.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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THE GOBLE. - A despatch from Port Huron, Dec. 6th, to D.P. Dobbins & Son, says the schooner JOHNSON and the tugs FRANK MOFFATT and SATELITE will leave immediately for the GEO. GOBLE. The vessel was tight last night.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, December 6, 1871

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VESSEL ASHORE. - The schooner GOBLE, ashore at Kettle Point, is owned by Charles Blackburn and other at Chicago. The tugs SATELITE and FRANK MOFFATT have already arrived at the scene of the dissater, and the prospects of getting her afloat at latest advices were favorable.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, December 9, 1871

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      SCHOONER GOBLE SAFE. -- On the fifth of december last, the schooner GEORGE GOBLE, bound down, laden with corn, went ashore near Kettle Point, Ontario, and in spite of all efforts made to rescue her, she could not be got off. When it was resolved to put a good steam pump aboard her and otherwise guard against the possibility of her sinking, and leave her there until spring. This was done, with no one aboard her, except her captain C.H. Meyers, she was left. The ice soon closed in around her and she was a prisioner. This spring she was lightered of a portion of her cargo and got off. Friday morning the news was brought to this city the GOBLE was in sight, beyond the mouth of the river. The tug MARTIN ran up to the GOBLE and brought her into the river. She does not present so bad an appearance as would be expected but still gives some evidence of a hard winter. Her cargo of corn is rotten and worthless.
      Port Huron Times
      April 18, 1872

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.215833 Longitude: -82.016666
William R. McNeil
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George Goble (Schooner), aground, 5 Dec 1871