The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Annie O. Hanson (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1869

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HANSON, A.O. Schooner, cargo coal; ashore at Long Point Cut; Not yet off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      A dispatch from Port Rowan, dated the 19th says: The schr. J.C. HILL of Buffalo loaded with staves is ashore at that place. Also the schrs. ANNA HANSEN and QUICKSTEP, both of Chicago, collided off the fork in the storm, and drifted on the beach. All 3 vessels will be a total loss. The crew were saved.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 20, 1869 3-6

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      A dispatch to D.P. Dobbins & Sons says: Schr. QUICKSTEP and HANSEN collided on Lake Erie and were run ashore on Long Pt. They are high and dry.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 20, 1869 3-6

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Detroit, Nov. 19. -- The steam barges HENRY HOWARD, WARRINGTON, and schooner WARNER, are ashore in Saginaw Bay. The two former insured in the Republic, Chicago. The tug and pumps were sent from here.
      The following disasters on Lake Erie :
      The propeller GRANITE STATE, full of water on Gull Island Reef.
      Brig CONCORD, of Detroit, cargo of coal, lost off Port Bruce. All but mate and two sailors perished.
      Schooner CHICAGO, ashore opposite Cleveland. Probably a total loss.
      Schooners QUICKSTEP and HANSON, CHICAGO ashore off Long Point. Several others in the same vicinity, names unknown.
      Toledo Blade
      November 20, 1869

The tug FRANK PEREW cleared again in the evening for Long Pt., where she goes to the assistance of the schrs. QUICKSTEP and HANSON, ashore there.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 25, 1869 3-4

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Port Rowan, Nov. 19. -- There are three vessels on the point, high and dry. The J. C. HILL of Buffalo, loaded with staves; ANNA O. HANSON and QUICK STEP, both of Chicago, collided off this port, in the storm, both light, they drifted on the beach. All three vessels will be a total loss. Crew all saved.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday, November 26, 1869

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NOTE :- ANNA O. HANSON, Schooner is listed in the Underwriters Registers for 1871 and 1873, therefore she was "got off".

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
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Annie O. Hanson (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1869