The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Atlantic (Schooner), heavy weather, 11 Nov 1887

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Owen Sound.---The schooner ATLANTIC attempted to go to Collingwood Friday morning, but failed on account of the sea. She got as far as Meaford, but could not make that port or proceed further and had to turn back. While she was passing the Clay Banks a tremendous wave struck her forward, throwing her on her side. At the same time another wave caught her on the other side, sweeping her decks from forward aft, washing movables overboard and washing two of her metallic life boats over, breaking the davits and stanchions like mere straws. She will lie here and repair. The mate has driven down here in the hopes of finding her boats.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 17, 1887 p. 5

NOTE:- suspect Propeller ATLANTIC and not schooner ??

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Reason: heavy weather
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.610833 Longitude: -80.587777
William R. McNeil
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Atlantic (Schooner), heavy weather, 11 Nov 1887