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Starling (Schooner), aground, 13 Sep 1878

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Vermillion, Sept. 13. -- The schooner STARLING of Picton, Captain Blanchard, bound from Toronto to Black River, went ashore this morning two miles east of vermillion. No lives were lost and the vessel is insured.
      Cleveland Herald
      September 14, 1878

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Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 13. -- The scow STARLING went ashore near Vermillion early this morning. She is reported as being considerably smashed up.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Saturday, September 14, 1878
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      HELP FOR THE STARLING. - On Sunday the tug ANDREW J. SMITH arrived here, took on board J.C. Burton's steam pump, and left during the afternoon for Vermillion to relieve the schooner STARLING, which went ashore there during the recent gale.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, September 17, 1878

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      THE STARLING OFF. - On Sunday evening a dispatch was received at this office from Capt. McGowan, of the tug ANDREW J. SMITH, stating that the schooner STARLING had been released, and had been towed to Cleveland, where the tug then was. The extent of the schooner's injuries was not stated.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, September 24, 1878

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      The schooner STARLING was got off on Sunday afternoon by the assistance of the U. S. Steamer PERRY, the MAGNET and the tug SMITH. She has been on the beach near Vermillion since the great storm, and the tug ANDREW SMITH has been at work on her ever since. She was deep in the sand and it was a difficuly job to work her out. She leaks now at the rate of about ten inches per hour, and she goes into the Globe Dock today.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, September 24, 1878
      Schooner STARLING. [no number] Of 198 tons register. Built Sophiasburgh, Ont., 1873. Home port, Picton, Ont. 108.0 x 24.8 x 10.0. Owned by W.O. Stearns, of Port Rowan, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Book of the
      Dominion of canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.42199 Longitude: -82.36461
William R. McNeil
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Starling (Schooner), aground, 13 Sep 1878