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Dolphin (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1867

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Schooner DOLPHIN, ashore at Point Au Pelee; lightered off.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie
      Toledo Blade, December 21, 1867

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      The Detroit papers state that information was received yesterday that the schooner DOLPHIN, grain loaded from Milwaukee for Cleveland, was on Point au Pelee reef and in imminent danger of becoming a wreck
      The Post says " A steam pump has been forwarded to her in the event of her requiring it, although up to last accounts she had no water in her, and her cargo was uninjured.
      The tugs PARK and SATELLITE, we learn, are rendering every possible aid towards getting her afloat and lightering her of her cargo. The DOLPHIN is owned in Milwaukee and is a vessel of about 16,000 bushel capacity."
      Toledo Blade
      October 24, 1867

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      MARINE ITEMS. - The schooner DOLPHIN, loaded with grain for Cleveland, went on to Point Au Pelee reef, and at last accounts was in danger of being wrecked. She had on board 16,000 bushels of grain.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Saturday, October 26, 1867

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      The schr. DOLPHIN, ashore on Pt. au Pelee, has been liberated, and is found to have suffered no damage. - Chicago Tribune
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 26, 1867 3-4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Dolphin (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1867