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Groton (Schooner), U10888, aground, 1 Nov 1882

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The storm last night at Buffalo has wrecked the schooners J.W. DOAN and A. MOSS but the crews were saved. The schooner GROTON is on the beach.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 24, 1882
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      [Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean.]
Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 24. -- The fiercest storm thus far this season has passed over this vicinity, and was particularly disastrous to shipping interests. Three craft are ashore within a mile of each other. The schooner J.W. DOANE, which went on the north breakwater, will become a total wreck. Her mainmast went overboard about noon, and it is expected that she will be broken in two before morning. She is insured for $25,000, and owned by W.M. Egan, of Chicago.
      The barges A.H. MOSS and GROTON, of the tow of the eteambarge EMPIRE, which broke adrift abreast of Dunkirk, sailed down to this port, and are both ashore. The MOSS is on the beach near Bird Island piers, and the GROTON is well up in the sand south of the lighthouse about one mile. They are both considered lying easy; cargoes and hull insured. The insurance people are making preparations to lighter them when the seas subside.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882

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Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 30. -- The schooner A.H. MOSS, which was beached just below the North Breakwater during the heavy south-wester last Friday, has been released, and is now in port. She is damaged but very little.
The GROTON is still on the beach south of the lighthouse. Her release will be attempted as soon as the wind subsides.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882

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Capt. Maytham will begin the work of raising the prop. sic, GROTON, ashore at the sand catch pier, tomorrow.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 3, 1883 3-9

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      The schr. GROTON is in about the same condition as last reported. It is thought with favorable weather she will be floated this week.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 8, 1883

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      The schr. GROTON, which went ashore on the beach near the sand catch last fall, was released at 6:00 this morning by Capt. Thomas Maytham, with the aid of 3 tugs. The vessel was brought into the harbor, and now lies at the dock, very little injured. The contract for the job amounted to $1,500, and it is considered a very successful one.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 9, 1883 3-8

Capt. Maytham has libeled the Schooner GROTON in the sum of $2,000 on account of the non-payment by the insurance companies of his claim for releasing her from the beach where she spent the winter. - Buffalo report
      Marine Record
      July 26, 1883

Schooner GROTON. U. S. No. 10888. Of 352.04 tons gross; 334.44 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1868. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 156.6 x 26.2 x 12.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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Groton (Schooner), U10888, aground, 1 Nov 1882