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Wake Up (Scow), U26242, aground, 2 Sep 1878

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A dispatch from Port Hope dated the morning of the 4th says the scow WAKEUP is ashore and a total wreck. She was on her way down loaded with 85,000 feet of lumber, and a quantity of cedar posts and shingles.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, September 6, 1878

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      IT IS TRUE - The story that the scow WAKEUP was lost, is true. She went ashore in the gale of Monday near Port Hope, and will prove a total loss. She is now being dismantled, and all that is worth saving taken away. Her cargo of lumber is still on board awaiting the decision of the owners. The boat was of little value.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, September 7, 1878

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      The scow WAKEUP, which went on the beach at Port Hope a few days ago, has gone to pieces. Her crew arrived down on the BENSON last night.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, September 10, 1878

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Schooner WAKE-UP. U. S. No. 26242. Of 69.77 tons. Home port, Fairport, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.94084 Longitude: -82.71271
William R. McNeil
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Wake Up (Scow), U26242, aground, 2 Sep 1878