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Corinthian (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1867

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Schooner CORINTHIAN, ashore and total loss at Long Point, Lake Erie.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie
      Toledo Blade, December 21, 1867

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Buffalo, December 5th. -- The schooner CORINTHIAN, with a cargo of oats, is ashore on Long Point, seventy miles from this city, and will prove a total loss.
      Toledo Blade
      December 6, 1867

MARINE ITEMS. - The schooner CORINTHIAN is ashore 2 miles above Long Point
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Saturday, December 7, 1867

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      The Home Insurance Co's wrecking stm. MAGNET, which left here a few days since to attempt the rescue of the schr. CORINTHIAN, ashore near Long Point, returned on Wednesday night, having been unsuccessful in her mission. The MAGNET is capable of any possible achievement in her line, but the Ice King has placed his seal so effectually on the ill-fated schooner that relief is impossible. She lies 8 miles west of the light, and is literally buried in the ice, being sunk forward, her jibboom just protruding from the surface. The sea were too high to strip her without cutting everything to pieces, and the rigging will
have to remain where it is until thawed out. Capt. Robinson thinks the vessel will be a total loss. She had a cargo of oats for Buffalo.
      Detroit Post
      December 13, 1867

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      Buffalo, Dec. 12.
      F. N. Blake, United States Consul at Fort Erie, has directed aid to be furnished the crew of the American schooner CORINTHIAN, wrecked off Long Point, and they will be sent to their homes.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Friday, December 13, 1867

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THE CREW OF THE WRECKED SCHOONER CORINTHIAN. -- The Buffalo Courier of yesterday says: "F. N. Blake, Esq., U. S. Consul at Fort Erie, Canada, brought to this city Saturday, from Brantford, Canada, the officers and crew of the schooner CORINTHIAN, of Detroit, which was wrecked at Long Point on the 3d inst. The CORINTHIAN left Detroit November 21st, with a cargo of 20,727 bushels of oats, consigned to Barclay, Bruce & Co., of this city. The wind blew on Sunday, December 1st, a violent gale from the S. S. W., and on Monday morning the vessel was wrecked off Long Point. The crew lost all their effects, but made the point at the light house, where they remained on short rations for eight days. December 10th they walked thirty-eight miles to the "Cut," and were ferried over to Port Rowan.
      The following is a list of the officers and crew of the CORINTHIAN, all of whom, with the exception of Ryan, were at the Custom House Saturday; James Robertson, Master, Buffalo; C. W. Weese, First Mate, Port Huron; David Cooper, Second Mate, Chicago; Donald Crawford, Port Huron; John C. McCullum, Chicago; Allen McFadden, Port Huron; Joseph Wiley, Chicago, and Michael Ryan, Buffalo, crew."
      Toledo Blade
      December 18, 1867

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      WRECKS IN LAKE ERIE:-The Detroit Post, of Saturday, remarks, "There are at different points in Lake Erie wrecks which, though many years since they were deposited, are yet in an excellent state of preservation. From Captain Hackett, of Malden, who has just arrived at this port from a wrecking expedition around either shore of said lake in search of lost anchors and other lost property, we are placed in possession of much that is of interest on this point. During the season of 1835 the fine steamer WASHINGTON, commanded by Captain Augustas Waller, was wrecked on Long Point, on the first trip she ever made. She was a fine steamer. Notwithstanding 55 years have elapsed since the event, the boiler and a considerable portion of the wreck lies in the same position, and if recovered would serve in some capacity for years to come. Not far distant from the WASHINGTON, lies the ATLANTIC, which in a still day, is plainly visible, and aside from the disappearance of her upper works, has met with little or no change. At Long Point Cut there are yet remaining a considerable portion of the schooner CONDUCTOR, which was sacrificed in the terrible gale of November 1854. Below the Point are the CORINTHIAN and the ARCTURNS - the former with her decks entirely gone, but otherwise in apparently good condition, the latter much the same as when visited last spring. Further down Lake Erie, and in the vicinity of Point Abino, may be seen the schooner PENNSYLVANIA or what is left of her, which met her fate in the gale of October 1844, with the loss of all hands. Captain Hackett in his peregrinations during the past six weeks, succeeded in rescuing no less than fifteen anchors of large size, and a large quantity of valuable chain, as a reward for his labors in a perilous undertaking.
We hope to be placed in possession of further interesting reminiscences.
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, July 27, 1868

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    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
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Corinthian (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1867