The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of the Straits (Bark), aground, 2 May 1873

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      Capt. E.P. Dorr has information that the 3-masted black vessel ashore on Long Pt. is the CITY OF THE STRAITS. She wintered in Buffalo and was on her upward trip, loaded with coal. Also, that the schr. H.G. CLEVELAND is ashore on Long Pt., near the CITY OF THE STRAITS. She was also loaded with coal, and bound up.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 5, 1873 3-5

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      Tug BRYANT has just returned from Long Pt. and reports the vessels CITY OF THE STRAITS and H.G. CLEVELAND off and both gone on their way, having received no damage that is apparent.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 6, 1873 3-4

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      It appears that the CITY OF THE STRAITS, ashore at Long Pt., was leaking considerably and required the aid of a steam pump to keep her clear of water, and after getting her afloat, it was deemed best that the tug PEREW should tow her trough to Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 7, 1873 3-5

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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City of the Straits (Bark), aground, 2 May 1873