The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
F. C. Leighton (Schooner), aground, 30 Oct 1878

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Buffalo, October 31. - The schooner FRANK C. LEIGHTON, which left this port yesterday morning, with coal for Detroit, went ashore at Point Abino last night or early this morning. The tugs A.P. WRIGHT and W.R. CROWELL, with the lifeboat belonging to the Life Saving Station at this point, went to her assistance this afternoon. The lifeboat succeeded in reaching the LEIGHTON, and found the crew all safe and well. They will remain there until the wind and high seas abate. The tugs returned to port, being unable to get near enough to render any assistance. A strong northwest wind and slight snow prevails, and many vessels have returned inside the breadwater.
      (The LEIGHTON hails from Port Huron, is of 329 tons register, classes A 1, and is valued at $15,000. She is insured for about $12,000 in the Aetna, Phoenix and Detroit Fire & Marine, in the latter to the amount of $2,000. An Assosiated Press dispatch says she is in no danger. - Ed.)
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, November 1, 1878

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      Buffalo, November 8. - A lighter is a Point Abino today taking the coal from the schooner F.C. LEIGHTON, ashore there.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, November 9, 1878

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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F. C. Leighton (Schooner), aground, 30 Oct 1878