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Jacques Cartier (Propeller), 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.
      The scow FAITH, from Pike Bay, with a cargo of cedar posts, went ashore early this morning two miles north of Point Farm. The vessel and cargo total loss, no insurance.
      The steam barge JACQUES CARTIER is wrecked eight miles north of here. The crew had a narrow escape, some of them having to swim ashore.
      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.
      The scow FAITH, from Pike Bay, R. Gawley, Captain and owner, with a cargo of cedar posts, went ashore early this morning two miles north of Point Farm. Vessel and cargo a total loss, no insurance.
      The steam barge JACQUES CARTIER also was wrecked about eight miles north of here. The crew had a narrow escape, some of them had to swim ashore. It is feared she will be a total loss.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday, November 1, 1878



The machinery for the new tug building at marine City was taken from the JACQUES CARTIER. It is now receiving a thorough overhaul at the Fitzgerald Foundry.
      Port Huron Dailt Times
      Monday, August 8, 1881


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15704
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Jacques Cartier (Propeller), aground, 27 Oct 1878