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Asia (Schooner), aground, 1 Aug 1866


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Schooner ASIA, of 400 tons, owned at St. Catharines by Muir Brothers. Bound from St. Catharines to Chicago in August of 1866, vessel went ashore on Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron, and became a total loss. Loss to ship $25,000 insurance $19,500
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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Schooner ASIA, ex of St. Catharines but now American, is ashore on Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron. Vessel of 400 tons owned by Muir Bros., of Chicago. Tug LEVIATHAN working at her but not helping. She was stripped and abandoned September 7.
      Toronto Globe
      September 14, 1866
     
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      ASIA Schooner, cargo coal, struck on Spectacle Reef, Cargo saved, vessel lost. Property loss $18,000. August 1866
      Canadian Vessel Casualty List, 1866
      Toronto Globe
      January 25, 1867

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      SCHOONER ASIA. - The schooner ASIA, Capt. James Nicholson, ran on Spectacle Reef at the head of Lake Huron, about 5 o'clock Saturday morning, and will prove a total loss. She was loaded with 500 tons of coal, and bound from Erie to Chicago. The sails and rigging were saved and the crew managed to reach Mackinac in the vessel's yawl.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 12, 1866

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      PROBABLE LOSS OF A VESSEL. - The schooner ASIA, about a week since ran ashore on Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron, and shortly thereafter was stripped and abandoned. The tug LEVIATHAN, from Mackinaw, has already paid her a visit, but up to last accounts had not succeeded in getting her afloat. The ASIA is a fine, new staunch built vessel of about 400 tons, and is owned by Muir Brothers, of Chicago. Unless prompt relief is afforded her she will without doubt go to pieces. - Detroit Free Press, 12th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 14, 1866

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      The tug LEVIATHAN, thus far, has been unsuccessful in getting off the schooner ASIA.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 17, 1866

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Schooner ASIA has been declared a total loss - stripped and abandoned.
      Toronto Globe
      October 20, 1866
     
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      The tug GEORGE W. WOOD leaves today for the schooner ASIA, which ran upon Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron, a few weeks since, and was reported a total loss. The hull is not broken in two, but is in excellent condition, rendering the success of another attempt to get her up almost an absolute certainty. - Chicago Tribune, 25th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, September 28, 1866

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MARINE NEWS. - The schooner ASIA, ashore on Spectacle Reef, is a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 13, 1866

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      SCHOONER ASIA. - This fine new vessel, one of the largest on the lakes, has been abandoned, and will become a total loss. She was built at Port Dalhousie less than two years since for the Muir Brothers, of St. Catharines, and has lately become an American bottom.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, October 16, 1866

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $25,000
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1866
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10837
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.76807 Longitude: -84.13946
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Asia (Schooner), aground, 1 Aug 1866