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Francis Palms (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1874

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FRANCIS PALMS Schooner, ashore on Long Point, cargo grain, November 1874. Property loss, hull $2,500 cargo $3,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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      The schr. WILD ROVER ashore at Long Pt., near the FRANCIS PALMS, is reported a total loss. She was loaded with block stone for Toronto, which these is small hopes of saving. The vessel is owned by Capt. Webb and E.B. Eager of Cleveland, and is valued at $10,000; partially insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 9, 1874 3-6

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      The wreckers at work on the schr. FRANCIS PALMS are making good progress and there are fair prospects that all her cargo of grain will be saved dry, as no leak has been discovered so far. The schr. STARLIGHT, used as a lighter arrived here yesterday with 4,000 bu. dry wheat from the vessel.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 11, 1874 3-5

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      The schr. FRANCIS PALMS was got afloat Thursday and arrived in port yesterday, in tow of the tugs CHAMPION and BRYANT. About 8,000 bu. wheat were lightered into the schr. E. STEWART. The vessel after discharging the balance of her cargo will be placed in drydock for repairs, which, it is stated, will not be very extensive. Only 1,000 bushels of her cargo were damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 14, 1874 3-5

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $3,000
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Francis Palms (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1874