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Florida (Schooner), aground, 24 Sep 1868

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The new schooner FLORIDA, from Chicago for Oswego, laden with 19,586 bushel corn, went ashore on the night of the 22nd. instant, at Long Point Cut, Ontario. A dispatch from Port Rowan, dated 23d. says, the bark GRACE GREENWOOD, also ashore at Long Point Cut, was got off the same day.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 24, 1868 3-3

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      The schooner FLORIDA, by the aid of the tug FRANK PEREW which went from this port, was got off without serious damage, and none of her cargo wet. The PEREW returned to this city yesterday.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 26, 1868 3-4

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OFF. -- The schooner FLORIDA ashore on Long Point Cut, has been got off and towed to Buffalo for repairs.
      Chicago Tribune
      Tuesday, September 29, 1868

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Reason: aground
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Florida (Schooner), aground, 24 Sep 1868