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Delaware (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1878

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      She Finds Pilot Island - Assistance Sent To Her.
The schooner DELAWARE is ashore at Pilot Island. The tug KATE MOFFATT was sent to her assistance from Cheboygan, Mich., yesterday morning.
      The DELAWARE is sailed by Captain Hi Henderson, and is owned by Winslow. She measures 546 tons, and classed A 2 dash. Unless the storm of last night interfered, she will doubtless be rescued without any great damage. She is light, and was bound from Chicago to Escanaba to load ore for Cleveland, the captain stating before he left here that on his arrival below she would be laid up until freights improve. She is, or was, a very fine vessel. The tug MOFFATT is an excellent wrecking-boat, and Captain Cotton is a good wrecking master.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      July 2, 1878

Mr. Winslow's schooner DELAWARE is reported aground on Pilot Island at Death's Door. There is no fear entertained here with regard to her safety as long as the weather as it is now.
      Cleveland Herald
      July 2, 1878

      Captain Hi. Henderson of the schooner DELAWARE, ashore on Pilot Island, telegraphed today to Geo. E. Brockway for another tug and hawser.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, July 4, 1878

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      The tug KATE MOFFATT, with CRUASADER, have succeeded in getting the schooner DELAWARE, ashore at Pilot Island, afloat at last. The CRUASADER towed her up to Manitowoc. The vessel is not leaking.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Monday, July 6, 1878

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.28499 Longitude: -86.91984
William R. McNeil
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Delaware (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1878