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R. J. Gibbs (Schooner), U21195, aground, 1 Oct 1872

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The schr. R.J. GIBBS, a vessel of 171 tons burden, is announced by a dispatch from Port Stanley, Lake Erie, as being ashore at that place. She lies in a dangerous position.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 16, 1872 3-5

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The tug HECTOR equipped as a wrecker, has left detroit for Port Stanley to rescue the schr. R.J. GIBBS which is ashore at that place.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 17, 1872 3-5

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The schr. R.J. GIBBS is reported off and in Port Stanley.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1872 3-5

Schooner R.J. GIBBS. U.S. No. 21195. oF 176.61 tons gross; 167.78 tons net. Built at Vermillion, Ohio, in 1855.
Home port, Detroit, Mich. 121.7 x 23,9 x 7.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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R. J. Gibbs (Schooner), U21195, aground, 1 Oct 1872