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S. S. Osborne (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1874

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S.S. OSBORNE Schooner, cargo of ore, ashore near Port Colborne, November 1874. Total loss. Property loss hull $45,000 cargo $10,000.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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      An associated Press dispatch dated at Port Colborne last night says: " A heavy fog and smoke prevailed all day. Six vessels are reported ashore west of Pt. Abino, and the schr. OSBORNE between Port Colborne and Pt. Abino. The OSBORNE is loaded with iron ore and is leaking. A tug has gone to Buffalo for a steam pump. The schr. TWIN SISTERS and BOLIVIA are ashore 3 miles west of Grand River. The BOLIVIA is loaded with salt from Buffalo to Detroit. They all got on during the heavy wind, smoke and fog of last night."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 4, 1874 3-4

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      Nothing nerw has been heard from the schr. S.S. OSBORNE ashore near Gravely Bay. The tug COMPOUND with the necessary wrecking appliances has gone to her assistance.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 6, 1874 3-5

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      An expedition has gone from Detroit with a lighter and steam pumps to work on the schr. S.S. OSBORNE, ashore 2 miles east of Port Colborne. They commenced operations yesterday.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 20, 1874 3-5

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      The schr. OSBORNE, ore laden and ashore, will doubtless prove a total loss. Several wreckers have looked at her and declined the job, while capt. Grummond telegraphs that he has given her a hard trial and gave up. She was valued at $35,000 and insured for $30,000, and was owned by Mr. Wilcox of Painesville, Ohio.
      Late - A special dispatch from Port Colborne to this paper sys the schr. OSBORNE has gone all to pieces, and a good part of the wreck has gone ashore.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 21, 1874 3-5

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $45,000
Cargo: $10,000
Freight: ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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S. S. Osborne (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1874