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Golden Fleece (Schooner), U10197, aground, 11 Nov 1869

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GOLDEN FLEECE Schooner, on Hog Island Reeef, Straits; threw over coal and got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The vessel reported ashore on Hog Island reef proves to have been the schr. GOLDEN FLEECE. She arrived at Chicago on Sunday. Her injuries are light. In order to lighten her off the captain had 25 tons of her cargo of coal jettisoned.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 11, 1869 4-2

The schr. GOLDEN FLEECE was on Hog Island reef on the thrid inst. She got off after throwing over 100 tons of coal in time to escape the terrific gale of the following 3 days.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 13, 1869 3-3

The schr. GOLDEN FLEECE is in Messrs. Dolittle & Bates drydock for repairs, which will consist of about 1,000 ft. new plank in her port bottom, a new jibboom and a piece of siding keel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 13, 1869 3-3

Schooner GOLDEN FLEECE. U. S. No. 10197. Of 45.96 gross tons; 429.37 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 161.0 x 30.5 x 12.2.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.89222 Longitude: -85.34369
William R. McNeil
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Golden Fleece (Schooner), U10197, aground, 11 Nov 1869