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Polly M. Rogers (Schooner), aground, 25 Nov 1890

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The schooner POLLY M. ROGERS, an American vessel of 328 tons. Bound from Charlottetown to Ogdensburg, broke loose from her towing tug and went aground on Pigeon Island, Lake Ontario, November 25, 1890. She was 20 years of age and became a total loss. Loss of hull $8,000; loss on cargo $1,300.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1890
      Department of Marine & Fisheries.

The schooner POLLY M. ROGERS was found under water 17 miles from Kingston yesterday morning. The crew, consisting of nine persons, were lashed to the rigging. The mate's wife and four year old girl were among the number. All were rescued. The schooner broke away from the tug WILSON Monday night and soon afterwards went ashore.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 26, 1890

The Kingston Wrecking Company has purchased the POLLY M. ROGERS and cargo. Steam pumps and a diver were sent to the wreck today.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      November 28, 1890

Henry Folger won a new hat becaus the wrecing company failed to remove the schr. POLLY M. ROGERS, wrecked on Pidgeon Island shore.
The PIERREPONT, with wrecking plant on board, has returned from the wreck of the schr. POLLY M. ROGERS. The pumps were started on the vessel, but on account of some large leaks they were unable to get the water down more than 2 or 3 inches. After pumping for some time Capt. Donnelly decided to dismantle the vessel and return to the city. This was done, and the PIERREPONT unloaded the pumps, chains, etc., at Folger's dock this morning. The spot where the wreck lies is open and unprotected as much so as if it were in the middle of the lake.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      November 29, 1890

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $8,000
Cargo: $1,300
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.067777 Longitude: -76.549444
William R. McNeil
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Polly M. Rogers (Schooner), aground, 25 Nov 1890