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Metropolis (Schooner), U16414, aground, 7 Nov 1878

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Toronto, Nov. 8. -- The schooner METROPOLIS, grain from Chicago, arrived in Collingwood Harbor last night and dropped anchors. During the night she dragged her anchors, and, unshipping her rudder, went hard ashore. The captain reports her leaking, and says she will have to be lightered before she can be got off. It is though she is greatly damaged.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Saturday, November 9, 1878

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The schooner METROPOLIS unloaded at Collingwood, and is now in dry dock at Owen Sound.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Friday, November 15, 1878
Schooner METROPOLIS. U. S. No. 16414. Of 245.94 tons gross; 233.64 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1857. Home port, Chiacgo, Ill. 124.7 x 28.2 x 11.1.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.4834 Longitude: -80.21638
William R. McNeil
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Metropolis (Schooner), U16414, aground, 7 Nov 1878