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Scotia (Propeller), aground, 22 Sep 1875

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The prop. SCOTIA, which was storm bound during the recent gale at Port Huron, after leaving that port encountered severe weather on the upward passage, and finally sought shelter in Presque Isle. She let go her anchors, but dragged them, and to prevent her going ashore she was scuttled. She lies at present on a sandy bottom and it is thought will not suffer much further injury.
A private dispatch says the boat is off all right and not much damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 23, 1875 3-5

The Canadian propeller SCOTIA got caught caught out on Monday afternoon in bad weather and in the evening the heavy seas were so violent that all anchors were let go. Still she drifted and her captain seeing that she was going ashore on False Presque Isle, scuttled and sank her. Although a heavy sea was going in all night it is thought that she will not go to pieces.
      Amherstburh Echo
      September 24, 1875

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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Scotia (Propeller), aground, 22 Sep 1875