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York (Propeller), aground, 27 Nov 1872

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Capt. E.P. Dorr is in receipt of a dispatch from Kingston, Ont., stating that the stm. YORK, from Hamilton, is ashore 6 miles above False Ducks.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 26, 1872 3-5

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Kingston, Nov. 27 - The tug H. CALVIN with a schooner in tow, has gone to the assistance of the propeller YORK ashore at Long Point.
The schooner JOHN RAE is reported ashore on Timber Island, and the JOHN WESLEY ashore in South Bay. Both vessels are in a bad condition.
      The Toronto Mail
      Thursday, November 28, 1872

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The tug CALAIS returned to Kingston on Monday from the stm. YORK, ashore on Petticoat Reef. She failed in getting the steamer off, but will try again. The deck cargo, which was valuable, is all safe.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 4, 1872 3-5

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      WRECKING. - The steamer HIRAM A. CALVIN has returned to port, having succeeded in taking the schooner Wm. ELGIN off the shore below Port Ontario, where she was wrecked last winter. She towed her over here, and she (ELGIN) has been beached in the slip adjoining the Canadian Engine Works. Messrs. Calvin & Breck are now to make an attempt at raising the steamer YORK, taken last fall off the shore at Long Point and beached at Garden Island. - Kingston Whig.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Thursday, May 8, 1873


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.933888 Longitude: -76.892777
William R. McNeil
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York (Propeller), aground, 27 Nov 1872