The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John G. Kolfage (Schooner), C71071, aground, 17 Nov 1886

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List of vessels ashore in the late gale:-
Barge WALLACE and consort on Chocolay Bearc, east of Marquette.
Schooner SOUTH HAVEN, near Pt. Sherman.
Schooner MARY near Blenheim, Ontario.
Schooner PATHFINDER near Two Rivers. Cargo and vessel total loss.
Schooner CUTAHOGA and two scows in North Bay.
Schooner P.S. MARSH and unknown schooner at St. Ignace.
Schooner HARVEY BISSELL near Alpena.
Propeller CITY OF NEW YORK near Cheboygan.
Schooner KOLFAGE near Goderich, Ont. All broken up.
Propeller NASHUA on Grass Island, Green Bay.
Barge BISSELL near Wewaunee.
Schooner GOLDEN below China Beach.
Propeller BELLE CROSS and barges across from China Beach.
Schooner FLORIDA on Marquette beach. Total loss.
Barges BUCKOUT; McDougall; BAKER; GOLDEN HARVEST near East Tawas.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 19, 1886

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      Schooner J.G. KOLFAGE of Amherstburg, 17 years of age and of 92 tons reg. On November 18, 1886 when bound from Toledo to Goderich, was damaged by a squall at Goderich. A partial loss. Estimated amount of damage, hull $1,200; cargo $80.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1886
      Department of Marine and Fisheries

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Schooner JOHN G. KOLFAGE. Official Canada No. 71071. Of 93 tons reg. Built Amherstburg, Ont., 1869. Rebuilt Amherstburg, Ont., 1883. Home port, Amherstburg, Ont. 79.3 x 22.2 x 7.3. Owned by Joseph Williams, of Goderich, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,200
Cargo: $80
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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John G. Kolfage (Schooner), C71071, aground, 17 Nov 1886