The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gold Hunter (Schooner), aground, 14 Nov 1871

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The crew of the schooner GOLDHUNTER which was recently stranded in the neighborhood of the Manitoulin Island, went down on the FRANCIS on Monday last. Their vessel had been towed off by the gun-boat PRINCE ALFRED and was being taken to Owen Sound, when the storm of last Tuesday night arose, Having apparently capsized, the gun-boat was obliged to cut her loose, being unable to render any assistance in the darkness. Fortunately the schooner righted herself and was driven ashore at Cabot's Head, and the crew succeeded in reaching land in safety. They were obliged to live for two days on boiled oats, and suffered other extreme hardships before reaching Owen Sound on Sunday.
      Meaford Monitor
      Thursday, November 23, 1871

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NOTE:- the GOLD HUNTER was recovered in the spring of 1872 and rebuilt. She went ashore a total loss, off Ghetheto Island, L.H. in October of 1890.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.240555 Longitude: -81.3
William R. McNeil
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Gold Hunter (Schooner), aground, 14 Nov 1871