The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Floretta (Schooner), U9688, aground, 1 Oct 1869

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FLORETTA Schooner, cargo grain; ashore at Point Abino; got off, badly damaged.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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We learn that the schr. FLORETTA, grain laden for this port, went ashore at Pt. Abino on Saturday night. The tugs PEREW and NIMS went to her assistance with lighters last evening. It is thought she will be got off without much trouble. She was leaking a little yesterday.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 18, 1869 3-5

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      The schr. FLORETTA which went on Pt. Abino Saturday while en route from Detroit to this port with a cargo of 20,000 bushels wheat, was lightered off yesterday afternoon and arrived at this port, and has discharged her cargo of 2,000 bushels of which is wet. A survey has not been held, so that we are unable to give the damages.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1869 3-4

Schooner FLORETTA. U. S. No. 9688. Of 295.99 tons gross; 281.20 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1868. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 134.0 x 26.0 x 11.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Freight: grain
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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Floretta (Schooner), U9688, aground, 1 Oct 1869