The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James C. Harrison (Schooner), U75285, aground, 1 May 1878

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The schooner J.C. HARRISON, which left Toledo last Tuesday with 22,000 bushels of corn for Buffalo, ran onto a big rock half a mile from the main reef of Starve Island, near Put-in-Bay. It was supposed there was no obstructions of that character. She rested easily on the rock, it being nearly under the center of the vessel, and as she had pretty deep water at both ends she could be swung either way, being practically on a pivot. The tug worked at her about three hours and a half, and had great difficulty in pulling her off. The schooner's hawser, which cost about $300, was broken several times, the huge line making a report like a cannon every time it parted. The tug MYSTIC, of Sandusky, went to her assistance Thursday, but up to last accounts had not succeeded in getting her off. -- Buffalo Courier.
      Cleveland Herald
      May 21, 1878

Schooner JAMES C. HARRISON. U. S. No. 75285. Of 518.20 tons gross; 492.29 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1870. Home port, Cleveland, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.62783 Longitude: -82.82213
William R. McNeil
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James C. Harrison (Schooner), U75285, aground, 1 May 1878