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Gold Hunter (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1867

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Schooner GOLDHUNTER, ashore at Point Au Pelee; got off; cargo total loss.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie
      Toledo Blade December 21, 1867

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      We learn from a despatch to Capt. E.P. Dorr that the schr. GOLD HUNTER, of Milwaukee, is ashore at Pt. au Pelee Island. A tug and pump have been sent to her aid.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 14, 1867 3-4

The schooner GOLD HUNTER, from Milwaukee, with a cargo of wheat, is reported ashore at Point au Pelee, in a perilous situation.
      Toledo Blade
      November 16, 1867

The schooner GOLD HUNTER, heretofore reported on Horse Shoe Reef, in the locality of Point au Pelee, has been got off and taken to Detroit. From two to four thousand bushels of wheat has been saved in a dry state on board a lighter and taken to Sandusky. The remainder is in a damaged state. By the disaster the vessel has suffered severely in many ways. Her bottom, without doubt, is badly injured, her decks more or less displaced, and her port rail broken.
      Toledo Blade
      November 20, 1867

      The schooner GOLD HUNTER, ashore on Horse Shoe Reef, near Point au Pelee Island, has been released by the tug GENERAL GRANT. Four thousand bushels of wheat were saved.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Friday, November 22, 1867

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      The schooner GOLDHUNTER is now in dry dock at Buffalo receiving repairs that will cost $5,000, and the schooner MOUNTAINEER is waiting to get in for the same purpose.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Saturday, November 30, 1867

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Gold Hunter (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1867