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Tasmania (Schooner), U75598, aground, 11 Oct 1894

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Cleveland, Oct. 11 - The TASMANIA, a four masted schooner, owned by James Corrigan of this city, went ashore just east of the entrance to the harbor early this morning.
She was bound down from Lake Superior with a cargo of ore and tried to make port under sail. Two harbor tugs tried to get lines to her, but the sea was to heavy.
Part of her crew and the two daughters of her captain were taken ashore by the life-saving crew. The schooner is in a dangerous position. She is valued at $35,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      October 11, 1894 7-1

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Cleveland, Oct. 13 - Wrecking Master Sinclair of Chicago arrived yesterday and put a gang of men to work on the schr. TASMANIA lightering the ore cargo. The pumps keep her free and Capt. Sinclair expects to have the boat released before midnight. About 200 tons of ore have been taken out.

Cleveland, Oct. 13 - After lightering 200 or more tons of her ore cargo the schr. TASMANIA was released from the beach just before noon. She is leaking somewhat near the stern post, but repairs will not be extensive.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      October 13, 1894 7-1

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Cleveland, Oct. 27 - Repairs on the schr. TASMANIA will be completed in about another week.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      October 27, 1894 7-1

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Schooner TASMANIA.* U.S. No. 75598. Of 979.44 tons gross; 930.77 tons net. Built 1871 at Port Huron, Mich. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 221.0 x 35.0 x 16.0
* formerly schooner JAMES COUCH.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1890

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Tasmania (Schooner), U75598, aground, 11 Oct 1894