Margaret R. Goffe (Bark), lost sails, 17 Nov 1869
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GOFFE, M.R. Bark, lost sails on Lake Erie.
Marine disasters on the Western
Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall
The bark M.R. GOFF which left here on Tuesday evening last for St. Clair had a rough time in the gale. She was abreast of Port Stanley about 7:00 Wednesday morning, when the gal struck her. She was driven back to Long Pt., with the loss of her rudder and nearly all of her canvas. She managed to get under the point and lay there 30 hours. Finally got under way without a rudder, and got near to Silver Creek, close to the beach, where she had to let go anchors to save her from going ashore. This was Friday night. She lay there until this morning, when the anchors were again hove and an effort made to reach Buffalo. At Pt. Abino the tug MOREY picked her up and she arrived here about noon. - Buffalo Courier, 22d.
Detroit Free Press
November 24, 1869
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes