The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Persia (Schooner), aground, 4 May 1872

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Dunnville, May 4 - The schooner PERSIA is ashore at Point Selkirk, loaded with corn from Toledo. The tug JESSIE has gone to her relief with lighter; will probably get her off without much damage being done.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, May 6, 1872

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Port Colborne, May 6 - The PERSIA is ashore at Lott's Point, near Gull Island, loaded with corn for Kingston. The tug JESSIE has gone to her aid with a lighter, and is expected to be got off without much damage.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, May 7, 1872

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A dispatch to Capt. E.P. Dorr from Port Colborne says the schooner PERSIA was brought in here at 4:00 this morning.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 7, 1872 3-5

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      Port Colborne, May 7 - The schooner PERSIA was got off the shore and is in this harbor; cargo all damaged.
      The Toronto Mail
      Wednesday, May 8, 1872

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.791944 Longitude: -79.982777
William R. McNeil
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Persia (Schooner), aground, 4 May 1872