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Samana (Schooner), U115202, aground, 19 Nov 1879

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The schooner MERCURY is ashore at Pentwater. The schooner LUCKY is high and dry at Manistee; the schooner WAUBASHENE is on the beach 5 miles above Point Edward; the schooner SAMANA is on the beach east of Port Colborne. The schooner SUMATRA is on the beach at Cleveland; the large river tug J.P. CLARK capsized and sunk at Belle Isle, Detroit River and sank in 15 minutes. One drowned. The schooner PINTO of Oakville, Ont., stone laden went down in 30 feet of water about 1 mile down from Oakville. At Sand Beach the barge PRAIRIE STATE is rapidly going to pieces.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 21, 1879

The schr. SAMANA of Toledo, for Oswego, which went ashore near Port Colborne on the 20th will be a total wreck. The severe gale of Saturday carried her further on the reef, the sea breaking over her. Seven thousand bushels of grain were saved and the crew rescued with difficulty by a life-boat.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 24, 1879 3-4

The schr. SAMANA which went ashore at Port Colborne a week ago, was pulled off Wednesday afternoon by 3 tugs, and immediately towed to this port, arriving Wednesday night. She was placed in Messrs. R. Mills & Co.'s drydock. The vessel is in very bad shape. Her keel is partly gone, and the sternpost, forefoot, centereboard and head ledges are much damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 28, 1879 3-5

SAMANA Schooner of 278 tons, built Three Mile Bay by Asa Wilcox, August 1857. Owned by Wheeler Estate. Home port, Oswego Value $9,000 Class A 2.
REMARKS-- Formerly DANE. Rebuilt 1873
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register 1879

Schooner SAMANA. U. S. No. 115202. Of 287.42 tons gross; 273.05 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y. 1873. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 136,0 x 25.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1890

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    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
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Samana (Schooner), U115202, aground, 19 Nov 1879