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America (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1874


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Schooner AMERICA, cargo wheat, ashore on Long Point, October 1874. Property loss, hull $5,000, cargo $31,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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A despatch from Port Rowan says that the schr. AMERICA, with 23,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago to Buffalo for Bruce & Chambers, ran ashore yesterday morning on the south side of Long Pt. An effort will be made to get her off, and the captain is in the city making preparations for her release.
      Late - The tug ORIENT has gone to her assistance from here with steam pumps, hawser, &c.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 21, 1874 3-5

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A dispatch was received yesterday from the scene of the wreck of the AMERICA, stating that 4 ft. of water had been pumped out of her, and that she would probably be raised last evening. Up to noon today we had received no further advice in relation to her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 23, 1874 3-5

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The schr. AMERICA which was recently ashore at Long Pt., arrived at this port Saturday, in tow of the tugs OREINT and BRYANT. The grain was lightered off to the schr. EMEU. The AMERICA is now lying at the dock unloading the wet grain, which it is thought will not exceed 8,000 bu. The remainder was received in good condition. The AMERICA does not leak much, and it is believed that her damages are of a very trifling character.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 26, 1874 3-6


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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $31,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1874
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Local identifier:
McN.W.11615
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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America (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1874