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Exchange (Schooner), aground, 30 Sep 1872

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      List of Vessels Lost on Lake Erie
      Detroit, Sept. 30 - The following disasters are reported on Lake Erie;- the Bark BUTCHER BOY, sunk, probably a total loss; Schooners OADES and FAYETTE BROWN, ashore, badly damaged; ANNIE VOUGHT, collided with BUTCHER BOY, badly damaged, brought to the dry-dock today.
Schooners VAN FALKENBURG, PHALAROPE, KENOSHA, YANKEE BLADE, FENTON, SWEEPSTAKES, ashore and more or less damaged; Brig MONTEZUMA, ashore and gone to pieces--the Captain's wife reported drowned; barges TREAT, HARVEST BELLE, and DETROIT, beached;
many scows and small vessels sunk or driven ashore.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 1, 1872

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A terrible storm of wind, accompanied by rain set in Saturday night, and continued with unabated fury throughout yesterday and last night. This morning there were no signs of abatement, and the results, especially upon the lakes, will prove of a very disastrous character. A number of vessels which left here on Saturday, at a late hour, very wisely returned to port. The following dispatch has been received from Detroit:
      "The most furious gale of the season set in last night and still continues with unabated force from the west-southwest. Being unlooked for, its effects on the shipping will undoubtedly be disastrous. Four vessels are reported ashore and sunk near the head of Lake Erie. The only name ascertained is that of the bark ANNIE VOUGHT, which had the spars of another vessel lying across her deck. There had probably been a collision. The ANNIE VOUGHT had a signal of distress flying, but nothing could reach her. Another vessel is near by, with her crew in the rigging. The United States steamer MICHIGAN and a number of tugs are at the mouth of the river, ready to go out as soon as the weather permits. Two large lumber rafts are ashore near Point Aux, Lake Huron. The vessels are in a good position to be got off.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 1, 1872

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      Port Rowan, Sept. 30 - Vessel Ashore - The schooner FENTON of Wallaceburg; and the schooner MAGDALA of Oshawa, went ashore opposite this port in the gale yesterday both light. No lives were lost. The FENTON lost most of her canvas. Both are in good condition to be got off.
Port Stanley, - Schooner A. DAVIS ashore at Port Bruce.
Goderich, Sept. 30 - The schooner EXCHANGE of Montreal, owned by G.D. Huff, of Dresden, went ashore seven miles north of here during the gale yesterday morning. She was laden with lumber and salt for Dresden. The cargo was destroyed and the vessel injured considerably. No insurance.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 1, 1872

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Reason: aground
Freight: salt, lumber
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    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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Exchange (Schooner), aground, 30 Sep 1872