The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Invincible (Bark), U12068, aground, 1 Nov 1869

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Disasters on Lake Huron - The Milwaukee Sentinel reports the following:
The bark INVINCIBLE is ashore in Thuder Bay. She had a cargo of 19,300 bu. wheat from this port for Buffalo. No particulars in regard to the condition of the vessel or her cargo, but the latter, in alll probability prove a total loss.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 24, 1869

INVINCIBLE Bark, cargo wheat; ashore near Presqu'Isle, Lake Huron; a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The bark INVINCIBLE, which is ashore 3 miles this side of Presque Isle, is broken in two about the main rigging. The vessel and cargo will prove a total loss. She dragged her anchors until she stranded. The vessel resembles a huge iceburg, her spars and rigging being covered with solid masses of ice from her mastheads down. The INVINCIBLE is owned by Messrs. McDonald and Griffin of Buffalo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 26, 1868 3-5

NOTE :- The date must be wrong in the Commercial Advertiser Article, suggest 1869

Schooner INVINCIBLE. U. S. No. 12068. Of 342.49 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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Invincible (Bark), U12068, aground, 1 Nov 1869