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Twin Sisters (Schooner), U24151, aground, 1 Nov 1874

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TWIN SISTER Schooner, cargo stone, ashore on Tecumseh Reef, Lake Erie, November 1874. Property loss, hull $4,000 cargo $500.
      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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The schr. TWIN SISTER, ashore on Tecumseh reef above Port Maitland on the Canada side, was got off yesterday and taken into Grand River, Canada, where she now awaits good weather to come to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 17, 1874 3-5

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The tug INGRAM brought in the schr. TWIN SISTERS from Port Maitland yesterday afternoon, and towed her to Mills & Welch;s drydock for temporary repairs. It required 4 steam pumps to keep her afloat on the way down.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 19, 1874 3-6

Schooner TWIN SISTERS. U. S. No. 24151. Of 200.98 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $500
Freight: stone
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.808333 Longitude: -79.718333
William R. McNeil
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Twin Sisters (Schooner), U24151, aground, 1 Nov 1874