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Corsican (Schooner), U4922, aground, 4 May 1883

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Canadian Tugs are at work trying to release the fleet that went ashore on Pelee Island during the recent gale, the Schooner CORSICAN is on the reef and full of water.
      Marine Record
      May 12, 1883
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The Tug ERIE BELLE has been working at the Schooner CORSICAN, which stranded at the same time and place as the Schooner BARNEY EVELEIGH on Pelee Island; but the Tug's hawser parted, and she had to suspend operations temporarily. There were two steam pumps on board the CORSICAN. Her upper works were in bad shape at the time; but her hull was not materially injured. About sixty tons of her cargo have been lightered off. The steam scow LUCKY BOY left this port for the wrecked CORSICAN, and having collected her fit-out started for Cleveland. - Sandusky Report.
      Marine Record
      May 19, 1883

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      The schr. CORSICAN which stranded on Pelee Island May 4th. was towed into Amherstburg Sunday (5/13). The schooner does not appear to be in a very bad condition, although 2 steam pumps are required to keep her free of water. The principal leak is around her center board lining. The expense of wrecking will amount to almost as much as the vessel is worth. She will be dry-docked at Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 15, 1883 3-8

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      The Schooner CORSICAN, ashore at Point Au Pelee, has been released and brought to Windsor. She is unloading her coal. One pump keeps her free.
      Marine Record
      May 19, 1883

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Schooner CORSICAN. U. S. No. 4922. Of 281 gross tons. Built Olcott, N.Y., 1862. 112.4 x 25.4 x 10.0. Sunk by collision on Lake Superior, 1893.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.781388 Longitude: -82.657777
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Corsican (Schooner), U4922, aground, 4 May 1883