The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Levi Rawson (Bark), aground, 13 Nov 1865

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The bark LEVI RAWSON bound down, grain loaded, after a few hours delay at this port, left here on Wednesday night (11/12) for Buffalo. On the following day, at 4:00 P.M., she struck on the reef between Pt. au Pelee and the island opposite, and was found to be hard on. Her captain came immediately to Detroit, and returned with the stm. MAGNET and tug J.F. PARK and the necessary pumps and hawsers to get her off. She lies 2 ft. out forward and 1 ft. aft, and will have to be lightered of half her cargo before she can be floated. The weather yesterday was by no means favorable for her, and fears are entertained that she may go to pieces. The RAWSON is one of our finest vessels on the lakes, and is owned by Nims & Gibson, in Buffalo.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 18, 1865

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.872777 Longitude: -82.582777
William R. McNeil
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Levi Rawson (Bark), aground, 13 Nov 1865