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Montana (Schooner), U16340, aground, 1 Nov 1874

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MONTANA Schooner, cargo coal, ashore at Point Au Pelee, November 1874. Property loss, hull $900 cargo $200.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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A dispatch was received by Messrs. Locke, Austin & Sparks yesterday afternoon informing them that the schr. MONTANA, bound up, light, had gone ashore at Pt. au Pelee. She is owned by Messrs. Merrick, Fowler & Esselton of Detroit. The tug CHAMPION has gone to her aid from Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 18, 1874 3-6

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The schr. MONTANA which was ashore at Pt. Pelee was pulled off by the tugs LIVINGSTONE and CHAMPION, and arrived at Detroit yesterday.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 19, 1874 3-6

The MONTANA owned by E. G. Merick & Co. of Detroit, while en route to that city in ballast, got ashore on Point au Pelee Monday night of last week. She was released without damage and arrived up Wednesday night.
      Amherstburg Echo
      November 27, 1874
Schooner MONTANA. U. S. No. 16340. Of 345.59 tons gross; 328.32 tons net. Built Clayton, N.Y. 1864. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 138.0 x 27.7 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $900
Cargo: $200
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Montana (Schooner), U16340, aground, 1 Nov 1874