The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Clayton (Bark), aground, 1 May 1866

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CLAYTON Bark, cargo lumber,ashore at North Harbor Reef, Lake Michigan; got off, May 1866. Property loss, hull $1,88 cargo $500
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

ON A REEF.--We learn that the Bark Clayton is ashore on East Sister Reef. A portion of her cargo of timber had been jettisoned to relieve her, but this forenoon she had not been got off
      Toledo Blade
      May 9, 1866

MARINE NEWS.--The Buffalo Commercial of Yesterday learns from Capt. D.P. Dobbins that the tug PARK has gone to the relief of the Bark CLAYTON, ashore on North Harbor Reef
      Toledo Blade
      May 10, 1866

CLAYTON Bark, of 381 tons, owned at Clayton by Merrick & Co. Bound from Buffalo to detroit went ashore at North Harbor reef, Lake Erie, May 1866. Loss to ship $1,400 insurance $780. Loss to cargo $2,000 insurance $1,300
      Marine Casualties on the Great
      Lakes 1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard

BARK CLAYTON.--- We learn that this vessel, heretofore reported ashore on North Harbor Reef, was got off after lightering a portion of her cargo. The jettisoned timber was then reloaded and the bark proceeded on her voyage.
      Toledo Blade
      May 12, 1866

NOTE.---North Harbor Island reef is about 2 miles north of East Sister Reef

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,800
Cargo: $500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Clayton (Bark), aground, 1 May 1866