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George H. Warmington (Schooner), U85217, aground, 28 Aug 1878

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SCHOONER ASHORE. - Sandusky, Aug. 28. - At an early hour this morning the schooner G.H. WARMINGTON, owned by Captain P. Minch, of Cleveland, ran on to a ledge of rocks near Starve Island, a few miles from this city. Four steam crafts have been working at her to-day, but could not release her. She is laden with 900 tons of iron ore. Two tugs, two lighters, and twenty-six men went to their assistance to-night. The crew is safe, and the schooner is yet uninjured.
      Cleveland Herald
      August 29, 1878

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A SCHOONER IN TROUBLE - The Cleveland Leader, of Yesterday, contains the following special dispatch:
      " Sandusky, August 28. - The schooner G.H. WARMINGTON, belonging to Capt. Minch, of Cleveland, loaded with 600 tons of iron ore, ran on to Starve Island Reef, near here, early this morning. Two tugs and two steamers tried to pull her off, but failed. Two lighters and 26 men are working at her tonight. The crew are safe, and the vessel not materially injured."
      In another part of the same paper appears another reference to the boat. It says "It is feared the schooner GEORGE H. WARMINGTON, ashore on Starve Island Reef, will be a total loss; or, if she gets off at all, it will be in a damaged condition."
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, August 30, 1878

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Sandusky, Aug. 29. - The schooner WARMINGTON arrived here safe and sound this morning, having been released a few hours previously from the rock on which she ran. The tug MYRTLE and steamer WALTER, of this city, worked at her with lighters all last night. She is now lying at the Baltimore & Ohio ore dock.
      Cleveland herald
      August 30, 1878

Schooner GEORGE H. WARMINGTON. U. S. No. 85217. Of 559.85 tons gross; 531.86 tons net. Built Vermillion, O., 1872. Home port, Cleveland, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
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Freight: iron ore
Remarks: got off
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George H. Warmington (Schooner), U85217, aground, 28 Aug 1878