The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George W. Adams (Schooner), U85393, aground/collision, 15 Aug 1879

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The Detroit Free Press of yesterday says:
      Capt. Boynton of the stm. ST. PAUL, which arrived down from the Sault last evening, reports that on Tuesday, when the stmb. GRAVES with the G.W. ADAMS and the MORNING STAR in tow was coming into the canal, the ADAMS ran hard aground. The STAR which was behind in the tow, then came on and struck the ADAMS in the stern, cutting her down nearly to the water's edge, causing considerable damage. When the ST. PAUL left the ADAMS was still on and her cargo of iron ore was being lightered off. The accident will probably cause the GRAVES and tow considerable delay.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 16, 1879 3-6

      The schr. GEORGE W. ADAMS, which recently had her stern badly damaged, is now in Mills & Co.'s drydock for repairs and she will also be thoroughly recaulked.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 28, 1879 3-5

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Reason: aground/collision
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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George W. Adams (Schooner), U85393, aground/collision, 15 Aug 1879