The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
L. C. Woodruff (Bark), aground, 1 Oct 1873

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The stmb. J.D. CROW, laden with stone, which went ashore at Leamington some days since, is reported a total loss, her bottom having gone out of her. She was owned at Chatham, and has been in service for 4 or 5 years. The bark S.D.WOODRUFF, laden with timber, which got ashore about the same time and place is also reported broken up and become valueless. She was a Canadian vessel, owned at Hamilton, Ont., and has been 23 years in service. She was 350 tons burden, and employed in the lumber trade.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 28, 1873

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      The bark WOODRUFF, of Buffalo, dragged anchor and went ashore at Leamington, Ont., Tuesday night.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 23, 1873 3-5

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The schr. WOODRUFF has been scuttled. The tugs and pumps did not get away; will go as soon as the weather will permit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 3, 1873 3-6

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      The barque L.C. WOODRUFF went ashore last night at the Sand Hill, 10 miles below Port Burwell. The crew were all saved.
      Toronto Globe
      November 3, 1873
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The bark L.C. WOODRUFF, with coal ballast, bound up, went ashore on the north shore of Lake Erie within 6 miles of Port Burwell, during the storm of Friday night. The tugs PEREW and BRYANT, with steam pumps were engaged to go to her relief, and were to start early Sunday morning, weather proving favorable.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 3, 1873 3-5

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The expedition started last evening for the relief of the schr. L.C. WOODRUFF, ashore at Sand Bank, it is thought have found shelter under some point.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 4, 1873 3-4

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The latest from the WOODRUFF is that she lay easy in about 8 ft. of water, with her head out, and there will be no difficulty in getting her off with good weather.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 5, 1873 3-5

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The bark L.C. WOODRUFF was got off at 10:00 yesterday morning and arrived in port last night . She was pumped out by midnight, and after throwing overboard a portion of her cargo, the tugs pulled her off in 1 1/2 hours.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 7, 1873 3-4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.0549 Longitude: -82.6062
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L. C. Woodruff (Bark), aground, 1 Oct 1873