The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mountaineer (Schooner), aground, 10 Oct 1873

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Meaford, Oct. 13 - On Saturday afternoon the schooner MOUNTAINEER, of Owen Sound, brought in a cargo of lumber for J.J. Johnson & Co., of this place, and, after unloading, her captain concluded to risk laying at the wharf all night, as the hands were used up by hard work during the two previous nights and needed sleep. During the night a storm arose, and it became impossible to leave the dock without danger of being thrown on the shore. However about 7 o'clock Sunday morning, the fastenings gave way, owing to the high wind and the rough sea, and the vessel drifted helplessly on the beach, near the mouth of the river, where she yet lies. She has received no serious damage, but will not be got off without the help of a tug. This affords another unpleasnt instant of how much harbour improvements are needed at this important lake port. An appropriation has been voted and a survey made.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 14, 1873

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.610833 Longitude: -80.587777
William R. McNeil
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Mountaineer (Schooner), aground, 10 Oct 1873