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Scandinavian (Schooner), aground, 31 Oct 1868

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DISASTERS:-- The following dispatch was received from Port Rowan, Canada, yesterday afternoon. "The schooner SCANDINAVIAN, from Chicago to Oswego with 12,000 bushels of wheat, went ashore at this place on Saturday, and sank in 12 feet of water. The crew were rescued yesterday in an exhausted condition."
      Chicago Tribune
      Tuesday, November 5, 1868

      Messrs. Fortier & Bidwell, with the tug FRANK PEREW, left yesterday for Sand Hill, on the Canada shore of Lake Erie, near Port Burwell, to see what can be done if anything with the schrs SCANDINAVIAN and DIE VERNON, and another schooner wrecked in that locality.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 11 1868 3-4

Schooner SCANDINAVIAN on October 31, 1868, Total loss at Port Rowan, Canada, of 197.30 tons.
      List of Vessels Registered in the District of
      Chicago, which Became Total Losses, in 1868

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.6168 Longitude: -80.46638
William R. McNeil
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Scandinavian (Schooner), aground, 31 Oct 1868