The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Metropolis (Schooner), U16414, aground, 1 Nov 1869

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METROPOLIS Schooner, cargo coal, ashore near Rone Eau; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The schr. GERRITT SMITH of Oswego, bound up with railroad iron, is ashore at Rondeau. The schr. METROPOLIS of Chicago, is also ashore at the same place. The gale continues, and numerous marine accidents may be expected.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 8, 1869 3-5

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The Chatham Planet gives the GLENAVON as the name of the third vessel ashore in the neighborhood of Rondeau, the others being the GERRITT SMITH and METROPOLIS, as before reported. The Planet strongly urges the building of a lighthouse at the above locality. The METROPOLIS has since been got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 12, 1869 3-5

Schooner METROPOLIS. U. S. No. 16414. Of 245.94 tons gross; 233.64 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1857. Home port, Chiacgo, Ill. 124.7 x 28.2 x 11.1.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
William R. McNeil
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Metropolis (Schooner), U16414, aground, 1 Nov 1869