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Belle Cash (Schooner), aground, 27 Sep 1875

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The captain of the prop. VANDERBILT, which arrived down yesterday, reported an unknown propeller and 2 barges ashore at Long Pt. The propeller appeared to be painted green, but the distance was too great to ascertain her name. A special dispatch from Port Colborne reports the prop. SCHNOOR ashore at the same place, and it is probable that this is the name of the boat seen by the VANDERBILT.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 28, 1875 3-5

MISCELLANEOUS:- The scow BALTIC, recently beached near Holland, has been stripped and abandoned..
Capt. Charles Woodgrift of the schooner COL. HATHAWAY, reports the barges ashore at Long Point to be the H. C. SCHNOOR, CHARLES CASH, ANd HANNAFORD..
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Friday, October 1, 1875

Capt. Charles Cash, owner of the barges BELLE CASH and HANNAFORD, and part ower of the stmb. SCHNOOR, which are ashore at Long Pt., was in this city yesterday fitting out an expedition to go to their assistance. He secured the tug SARAH E. BRYANT, Capt. Robert Byers, and several strong hawsers, from this port. The tug NEW ERA, of Port Rowan, and the MAGNET of Detroit, have also been engaged for the expedition, and it is believed that with good weather they will be able to relieve the boats in only a few feet of water. They rest easy on the sand in only a few feet of water, and up to the time of the captain's leaving had not leaked a drop. The BRYANT left for Long Pt. late last evening.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 1, 1875 3-5

Arrangements have been made whereby Messrs. Jones & Maytham, managers of the tug line, take a contract to release Capt. Cash's barge, which are ashore at Long Pt. The tug BRYANT and ASH were fitted out for the work, and left fot the Point last evening. The job will be under the superintendence of Capt. Robert Byers.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 8, 1875 3-4

The stmb. SCHNOOR has been pulled off from the shore at Long Pt. and arrived at Erie. The 2 barges were still on at last account.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 13, 1875 3-4

Owing to unfavorable weather the expedition for the relief of Capt. Cash's barges, ashore on Long Point, was unable to accomplish much effective work. The barges lie as before, uninjured. Tug BRYANT returned from them Wednesday evening. Tug bills grow just as steadily when the tugs are waiting for good weather as when at work. Captain Cash came down on the tug, and is desirous of limiting the expense to some definate amount, has entered into contract with Messrs. Jones & Maytham, managers of the tug line, to get his barges off. The terms are private. capt. Robert Byers of the BRYANT will superintend the job.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Wednesday, October 13, 1875

The tug NOLTON, which went to assist in the release of the barges CASH and HANNAFORD, ashore at Long Pt., has returned and reports that the CASH will probably have to be abandoned until next year, but with good weather the HANNAFORD can be got off in a short time.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 15, 1875 3-5

The expedition which went to the rescue of the barges CASH and HANNAFORD ashore at Long Pt., have abandoned the undertaking, for this season at least, on account of the continued bad weather, and returned to port yesterday afternoon. The barges lie high upon the shore, deeply imbedded in sand and it is thought that they can be easily got off next season. by dredging.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1875 3-5

The barges BELLE CASH and GEO. W. HANNAFORD owned by Capt. Cash of East China are still on the beach at Long Point, Lake Erie and there seems to be but little hope of their coming off before spring. They have been there since early this month.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, October 20, 1875

As soon as the weather will allow, an effort is to be made to float the barges CASH and HANNAFORD, which were driven ashore on Long Pt. last fall. The barges have shifted into deeper water, one of them being imbedded in sand and almost entirely under water.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 21, 1876 3-5

      Buffalo Items. -- The Commercial of Saturday says: The tug H. G. NOLTON returned from Long Point and reports the efforts to release the barges CASH and HANNAFORD, ashore there, unsuccessful. It is the intention to get anchors out and attempt to heave the boats off at the first high water.
      Cleveland Herald.
      Monday, May 22, 1876
      UNSUCCESSFUL. -- The expedition which started out a few days ago to raise the BELLE CASH, sunk at Long Point, returned Tuesday night, having abandoned the job. The CASH lies deep in the water and sand, and it was found on placing two steam pumps on the cabin, which is the only part of the boat above water, that their united efforts were unavailing and she is left to her fate. --- Detroit Free Press.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, August 4, 1876

The Coast Wrecking Co. are trying to raise the BELLE CASH.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, September 1, 1876

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    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
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Belle Cash (Schooner), aground, 27 Sep 1875