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Nightingale (Schooner), U18123, aground, 1 Sep 1869

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NIGHTINGALE Schooner, cargo ore, on Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron; a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

The tug GEORGE HAND is to remove the wreck of the schr. NIGHTINGALE lost several years ago on Spectacle Reef. The hull of this vessel lies on the very spot where the projected lighthouse is to be built. - Detroit Tribune, 6th.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 8, 1871 3-5
NIGHTINGALE Schooner. U. S. No. 18123. Of 272 tons gross. Built Conneaut 1856 by Shaler. 138.0 x 29.5 x 11.3 two masts. Wrecked Lake Huron 1869.
      Herman Runge List.

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Reason: aground
Freight: ore
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.76807 Longitude: -84.13946
William R. McNeil
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Nightingale (Schooner), U18123, aground, 1 Sep 1869