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City of Tawas (Schooner), U4391, aground, 1 Nov 1874

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CITY OF TAWAS Schooner, cargo salt, ashore at Port Maitland November 1874. Not off. Property loss, hull $4,000, cargo $1,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      December 25, 1874

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The tug BRYANT started for Port Maitland last evening with a steam pump and hawser on board to go to the rescue of the schr. AUGUSTUS FORD and CITY OF TAWAS, which are ashore at that place. The expedition, in charge of Capt. Byers, and will no doubt meet with good success which has usually attended his undertakings.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 28, 1874 3-6

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Capt. Joe Nicholson, marine agent for the Detroit Fire and Marine Insurance Co., returned to Detroit Saturday from an inspection visit to the schr. CITY OF TAWAS, ashore at Port Maitland. He reports the vessel lying in an easy position and likely to be got off in 24 or 36 hours, with good weather. There had been no weather up to Saturday in which the wreckers could work. The powerful tug NIAGARA is on the spot, and the TAWAS may be expected in port in a day or two.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 1, 1874 3-6

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The schr. CITY OF TAWAS, which stranded near Port Maitland during a gale last fall, was got off Wednesday afternoon and arrived in this port last evening, in tow of the tug W.J. ALLEN. The vessel arrived here with pumps on board, which were kept working all the way down. She has been placed in dock at Messrs. Robert Mills & Co.'s yard where she will be repaired. Her bulwarks are gone and it is reported that her bottom is considerably damaged. The vessel is owned by John Hosmer, of Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 2, 1875 3-7

Schooner CITY OF TAWAS. U. S. No. 4391. Of 290.87 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: salt
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.86681 Longitude: -79.56631
William R. McNeil
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City of Tawas (Schooner), U4391, aground, 1 Nov 1874