The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ann Bellchambers (Schooner), aground, 25 Sep 1872

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A WRECK AND A RESCUE - Yesterday at 2 o'clock, the wind strong and the sea running high, the ANN BELL CHAMBERS, of Frenchman's Bay, laden with wood, was swamped a mile and a half outside the Island Gap. Shortly afterwards she went on her beam ends, and the men, four in number took to the rigging. About 5 o'clock George Morin, Island Superintendent, saw the wreck and sailed out in his fishing boat for the scene. Although he was swamped twice on his way out, he gallantly struggled on, and succeeded in taking off two of the crew, all that his boat would carry. In returning he met the William Ward crew, and they picked up the three whom Morin was compelled to leave on the wreck. Mr. Morin deserves some proper recognition for bravery in thus saving life. He is a faithful officer, has filled his present positon long and satisfactorily, and the authorities of the Harbor or the city should see that his gallant deed of yesterday morning is rewarded.
      The Toronto Mail
      Thursday, September 26, 1872

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wood
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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Ann Bellchambers (Schooner), aground, 25 Sep 1872