The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northumberland (Schooner), aground, 13 Sep 1876

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It is reported that the schooner NORTHUMBERLAND went ashore on Saturday Night near Wheatley's dock on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie and went to pieces. The schooner HARRIET ROSS was also driven ashore there and is high and dry on the beach, where she will remain probably for some time to come.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, September 12, 1876

The schr. NORTHUMBERLAND, ashore in the same locality as the ROSS and CECLIA, is said to be rapidly going to pieces.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 13, 1876 3-7

      The tug ANDREW J. SMITH, with pumps and lines, has gone from Detroit to rescue the schooner NORTHUMBERLAND, which went ashore and sunk Saturday night near Pt. au Pelee.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 15, 1876 3-6

The schr. NORTHUMBERLAND was pulled off the shore by the tug A.J. SMITH and arrived at Detroit on Tuesday in tow of the tug HERCULES. She is now in Clark's drydock receiving repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 21, 1876 3-6

The schooner NORTHUMBRERLAND, which was recently ashore on the beach near Point au Pelee, was libeled yesterday for bills amounting to $1,600, contracted in getting her off. The vessel is insured, but the companies refuse to pay the bills. She now lies in the Ohio Basin in charge of a shipkeeper.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, October 14, 1876

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Northumberland (Schooner), aground, 13 Sep 1876