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Harriet Ross (Schooner), ?, aground, 1 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 wrecking expedition to raise the schr. HARRIET ROSS, sunk at Pt. au Pelee, left port yesterday on the tug BRYANT.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 13, 1876 3-7

ACCIDENTS REPORTED AT DETROIT. -- The schooner HARRIET ROSS which left this port Friday night for Wheatley's dock below Point au Pelee to load staves, arrived at that port about midnight, when she encountered the storm in its fury, and although both anchors were cast, she was driven ashore, and being light was beached high and dry on the shore. She is owned by Thomas Collins, of Buffalo.
      Shortly after the disaster to the ROSS the bark CECELIA, which had finished loading staves at Wheatley's dock, and on the opening of the storm had beat out and cast her anchors, began dragging her anchors and was hurled by the wind and waves against the dock, damaging her quarter. Her bulwarks and cabin were washed away by the shifting of the staves and in order to prevent further damage she was scuttled and sunk in some nine feet of water. An agent of the CECELIA was at this port yesterday afternoon negotiating for a tug and pump. The CECELIA is owned by William Johnson, of Chicago.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, September 14, 1876

An examination shows that there is a bed of clay under the sand on which the schr. HARRIETT ROSS rests which will prevent her being dredged off by a tug. Ways will therefore be laid and she will be launched.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 18, 1876 3-5

Capt. S.B. Grummond, of Detroit, will undertake to release the schr. HARRIET ROSS ashore at Pt. au Pelee, and deliver her at Detroit. The contract price is said to be about $1,200.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 22, 1876 3-5

The tug Winslow left yesterday for the scene of the wreck of the HARRIET ROSS, at Wheatley, Ont., to commence operations again on that craft. It is intended to place ways under the vessel and launch her.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, September 30, 1876

At last account the tugs engaged in the release of the schr. HARRIETT ROSS had moved her 15 ft. Unless bad weather has interfered, she was been released ere this and towed to Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 4, 1876 3-6

A dispatch announces that the schr. HARRIET ROSS has been released and towed to Detroit, where she was placed in dry-dock yesterday morning. The owner, Capt. Thomas Collins, has gone to Detroit to look after her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 6, 1876 3-5

SCHOONER HARRIET ROSS. -- A recent survey now in dry dock at Detroit, places her damage at about $3,450.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, October 10, 1876

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Reason: aground
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
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Harriet Ross (Schooner), ?, aground, 1 Sep 1876