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Sligo (Schooner), C72711, aground, 23 Oct 1878

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Point St. Ignace, Mich., Oct. 24. -- A Canadian schooner ran ashore near St. Helena Light during the squall last night. She is light, and ran on full length. The tug SMITH went to her assistance today.
      Mackinaw City, Mich., Oct. 24. -- The schooner SLIGO is ashore on St. Helena Island. The tug SMITH has gone to her relief.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Friday, October 25, 1878

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      FROM THE SLIGO. - Milwaukee Sentinel, Tuesday: " The tug ANDREW J. SMITH, Capt. McGowan, reached this port from the Straits yesterday noon with the Canadian schooner SLIGO, which met with disaster on St. Helena Island on Wednesday night last. The vessel although leaking, requiring a steam pump to keep her free, is not thought to have suffered serious damage. She was placed in dry-dock at Wolf & Davidson's yard, and will be pumped up ready for examination this morning. Capt. McGowan says he found the SLIGO in three feet of water, and could not approach her within 1,400 feet, making it necessary to bend two hawsers together. The SMITH will return to Cheboygan today, where she will be stationed, with a complete wrecking outfit, until the close of Navigation."
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, October 31, 1878

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      Brevities. - Aside from a few open butts, the schooner SLIGO sustained no damage while ashore on St. Helena Island.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, November 1, 1878

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Schooner SLIGO. Official Canada No. 72711. Of 284 tons Reg. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1874. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 137.0 x 23.0 x 11.8 Owned by Geo. A. Graham, of Port Arthur, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Sligo (Schooner), C72711, aground, 23 Oct 1878