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Carlingford (Schooner), U125024, aground, 1 Nov 1869

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Schooner CARLINGFORD, cargo coal, ashore at North Manitou; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      The splendid new schooner CARLINGFORD which was built at Fitzgerald and Leighton's ship yard this spring is reported ashore near the Manitou, a total wreck. She is owned in Buffalo and presumed insured.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      November 26, 1869

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A letter from Capt. Rice states that they experience a good deal of difficulty in their wrecking operations, on account of the disabled vessels being covered with ice, which has got to be partially cleared away before work can commence.... The tug WOOD with the necessary pumps was expected there to go to work at the schr. CARLINGFORD, which it was thought could be saved.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 4, 1869 3-5
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      We learn from Capt. Dobbins, Agent of the National Insurance Co. of Boston, that the fine schooner CARLINGFORD, owned by our esteemed fellow townsman, Capt. Robt. Montgomery, which was stranded at the Manitou Islands in the great gale last fall, and on which the underwriters have promptly paid a total loss to Capt. M., has been recovered and is safe in dock at Milwaukee. The recovery was made under the following circumstances: On a recent tour of inspection at Chicago, Capt. Dobbins discovered that a private expedition of wreckers had chartered the prop. LADY FRANKLIN and "gone for" the CARLINGFORD and her cargo. Capt. Dobbins hastened to Milwaukee and employed Capt. Wm. Burton to take the fine wrecking stmr. LEVIATHAN and go to the CARLINGFORD and ont only rescue her from the hands of the wreckers, but recover the vessel and take them to Milwaukee. Capt. Dobbins received a telegram last evening, announcing the safe arrival of the CARLINGFORD at Milwaukee, in charge of Capt. Wm. Burton and in tow of the wrecking tug LEVIATHAN. He reports the vessel as very little
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 27, 1870 3-5

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      The wrecker LEVIATHAN arrived at Milwaukee on Wednesday, with the schooner
CARLINGFORD, which went ashore at the Manitous last fall. The LEVIATHAN left
Milwaukee on Tuesday evening, the 19th, and her arrival back in so short a time with the vessel shows dispatch. The LEVIATHAN reached the CARLINGFORD on Wednesday morning and commenced work at once. The vessel had 800 tons of coal on board, 400 of which was jettisoned and 400 saved. Three pumps were set to work and these kept the vessel clear so that she could be brought into port. She goes to Wolf & Davidson's dock, and from what we can learn is not seriously injured as supposed. The LEVIATHAN has done good work for the commencement of the season and the result shows no little energy on the part of her officers.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 30, 1870 1-9

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Carlingford (Schooner), U125024, aground, 1 Nov 1869