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M. C. Cameron (Schooner), aground, 27 Oct 1878

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Goderich, Ont. Oct. 28. -- The gale on Lake Huron last night was the severest that has been felt for some time. The schooner M. C. CAMERON, which left here yesterday afternoon, was driven ashore a few miles north of this port. It is thought she can be got off.
      ChicagO Inter Ocean
      Tuesday, October 29, 1878
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      DISASTERS. -- As shown by our dispatches printed yesterday and this morning, there have been numerous additional disasters within a few days, and the probabilities are that more that have already occurred are yet to be learned of. Besides these new disasters, it is ascertained that the numerous vessels, stranded on the east shore of this lake, and below, for some time past, are faring very badly, and will prove total losses. Among those are the schooners CORAL, MARY, W. BATES, FLORA, etc., etc.
      The schooner J. G. McGRATH, which foundered on Monday morning, is in deep water, and wholly beyond recovery. The schooner M. C. CAMERON, unless another storm catches her, can be recovered. The scow FAITH has gone to pieces. The prospect for rescuing the steambarge JACQUES CARTIER and tug HI SMITH, are not at all encouraging. The H. D. MOORE and other craft just stranded on the east shore of this lake may be recovered if operations are immediately commenced to that end. The SLIGO recently ashore on St. Helena, is not badly damaged.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Wednesday, October 30, 1878

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      DISASTERS ON THE LAKES. - Goderich, Oct. 28. - The gale of last night was the most severe that has been felt on Lake Huron for some time. The schooner M.C. CAMERON, which left here in the evening, was driven ashore a few miles north of here, where she now lies. It is thought she can be got off without very much injury.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday, November 1, 1878

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      TO THE RESCUE. - Yesterday manager Angus McDonald of the Canada Wrecking Company was negotiating with the owners of the schooner M.C. CAMERON, ashore near Goderich, to send a tug to her relief. If satisfactory arrangements can be made the tug JESSIE will probably leave for the scene of the disaster today, It is thought the CAMERON is not in bad condition.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, October 31, 1878

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The schooner M.C. CAMERON is still high and dry near Goderich.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Monday, November 4, 1878

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      Port Huron, November 4. - The tug SWEEPSTAKES, with a hawser, will leave at midnight to render assistance to the schooner M.C. CAMERON ashore above Goderich.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, November 5, 1878

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      Port Huron, Nov. 5. -- The tug SWEEPSTAKES arrived this evening with the wrecked schooner M. C. CAMERON, having succeeded in releasing her without any difficulty. Capt. J. Rice left this evening with the tug OSWEGO, pumps and lighter. to go to the schooner LIVELY, ashore at Point aux Barques.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Thursday, November 7, 1878
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      Detroit, Mich., Nov. 7. -- The schooner CAMERON, recently in trouble near Goderich, lost her rudder, center-board, and a piece of her fore-foot, otherwish she is in fair shape. She is not leaking much, and will winter in Goderich, where all repairs above water will be made.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Friday, November 8, 1878
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      M.C. CAMERON (C. ) 386 tons. Built Oswego by Geo. Goble in 1866. Owned by Lee & others. Home port, Montreal. REMARKS - Formerly GEORGE GOBLE, to be repaired.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register, 1879

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
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M. C. Cameron (Schooner), aground, 27 Oct 1878