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St. Andrew (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1869

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St. ANDREW Schooner, cargo coal, on Erie Peninsula; lightered off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      We find the following in the Erie Dispatch of yesterday. "On Tuesday evening the schr. ST. ANDREWS, Capt. Perrin, cleared from this port with a small cargo of coal and fire brick. During the darkness the vessel ran ashore on the northeast corner of the peninsula, having dragged her anchor, and yesterday morning the tugs GREEN HOME and TILLINGHAST, and the scow PICNIC went out to lighten her load and get her off the bottom. This was accomplished yesterday afternoon, and the crew in the menatime having refused to work, although Capt. Perrin urged them to do so. The men came on shore in the scow PICNIC, and when Capt. Perrin was passing Henry Jordan's he was set upon by the gang and brutally beaten."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 24, 1869 3-5

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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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St. Andrew (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1869