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John A. McDonald (Schooner), aground, 17 Nov 1872

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Brighton, Nov. 18 - The schooner JOHN A. McDONALD, of Toronto, loaded with coal, went ashore last night during a storm, at the mouth of Presque Isle Harbour. The schooner is a total wreck. All hands were saved.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, November 19, 1872

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Schooner JOHN A. McDONALD, Registered at the port of Toronto, of 326 tons Reg., while bound from Oswego to Toronto, foundered after spring a leak, 2 miles east of Salt Point. A Total loss. Amount of loss valued at $4,700.
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1872

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JOHN A. McDONALD Schooner, owned by Calvin & Breck of Kingston. Bound from Hamilton to Kingston, wrecked off Presque Isle, Lake Ontario, Nov. 1872. Total loss. Loss to ship $6,000. Loss to cargo $2,000. Lives lost, none.
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      1863 - 1873. Report of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
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John A. McDonald (Schooner), aground, 17 Nov 1872