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Wild Rover (Schooner), U26238, aground, 1 Nov 1874

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The schr. WILD ROVER ashore at Long Pt., near the FRANCIS PALMS, is reported a total loss. She was loaded with block stone for Toronto, which there is small hopes of saving. The vessel is owned by Capt. Webb and E.B. Eager of Cleveland, and is valued at $10,000; partially insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 9, 1874 3-6

      The loss of the old barge DETROIT and the schooner WILD ROVER removes from the records of Lake Shipping the vessels which have served well and faithfully for many years. The DETROIT was the first built propeller of Detroit, was 200 tons burthen and came into commission in 1845. She was got up by J.W. Lawson, a well known forwarding merchant in those days. The WILD ROVER was in her 19th year and was built at Fairport by Wilson & Fountain. The DETROIT terminated her existance at Point Abino and the ROVER two miles above Long Point.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, November 10, 1874

RECOVERED. -- The Buffalo Courier of the 27th says that the schooner PHANTOM arrived from Port Ryerse yesterday, having on board a quantity of ship's material taken from the schooner WILD ROVER, of Cleveland, now abandoned at Long Point.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, June 28, 1876
Schooner WILD ROVER. U. S. No. 26238. Of 213.79 tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Freight: stone
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Wild Rover (Schooner), U26238, aground, 1 Nov 1874