The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New Dominion (Schooner), aground, 19 Apr 1880

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Capt. Williams of the Life Saving Station makes the following report. At 3:15 A.M. of the 17th, saw a schooner going ashore on the old stone breakwater; called all hands and launched the surf boat and went to her relief. Found her to the schr. NEW DOMINION. The captain requested me to get him a big tug and hawser, which I did. We made our heaving line fast to the tugs hawser and run it to the vessel. The tug was unable to pull her off on account of the high seas and winds. The captain and crew being anxious to come ashore we took them in the surf boat and brought them to the station where they were given a warm meal and provided with comfortable quarters. The names of the crew are, Capt.
Malott, mate W.R. Bates, seamen O.S. Burt, Frank Ferguson and a man whose name was not give; cook Mary Gilson.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 19, 1880 4-6

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Yesterday afternoon about 4:00 the large tug W.A. MOORE succeeded in releasing the Canadian schr. NEW DOMINION, which went on the south end of the old breakwater during Saturday's gale. Her bottom has been badly used through bumping on the breakwater and her planking is stove in, in several places.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 20, 1880 4-5

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The tugs W.R. CROWELL and W.A. MOORE have pulled the schr. NEW DOMINION off the old breakwater, and she is now at Mills & Co.'s drydock for repairs.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 21, 1880 4-5

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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New Dominion (Schooner), aground, 19 Apr 1880