The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Contest (Schooner), aground, 28 Sep 1868

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SCHOONER ' CONTEST' ASHORE. -- A Detroit telegram ststes that the schooner CONTEST is ashore at Point Au Pelee.
      Chicago Tribune
      Tuesday, September 29, 1868
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      The tug GEN. GRANT, which left here a few days since to go to the relief of the schr. CONTEST, ashore at Pt. au Pelee Island, has returned and passed up yesterday with a tow of vessels. She did not succeed in her mission, we have every reason for believing that the vessel has been abandoned, and has become a total loss. The CONTEST was 13 years old having been built at Buffalo in 1855. She was 370 tons burthen, old style, and up to the time of her disaster has been employed in the grain trade.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 3, 1868

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      SCHOONER 'CONTEST' -- Advices from Detroit yesterday afternoon state that nothing has been done as yet towards getting this vessel off, after she went ashore at Point Au Pelee, owing to bad weather. The CONTEST at the time of the disaster was bound from Buffalo to Oconto for a cargo of lumber for Chicago. She is valued at $11,000 and is the property of Martin Gunderson of this City
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, October 5, 1868
NOTE:-- rebuilt as Barge CONTEST

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.781388 Longitude: -82.657777
William R. McNeil
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Contest (Schooner), aground, 28 Sep 1868