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Cecelia (Schooner), aground, 22 May 1879


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ASHORE ON NORTH HARBOR REEF.
Information was brought here yesterday that the Canadian schooner CECELIA, corn laden from Toledo to Kingston, had struck North Harbor Reef, at the western end of Lake Erie, during Wednesday night, and was hard on and lying in a dangerous situation. The Canada Wrecking tug PRINCE ALFRED was immediately sent to her relief, and when she gets her off, if any damage is done, will bring her here for repairs. The cause for the disaster lies in the fact that the captain of the CECELIA lost his reckoning. The rock where she lies has a flat surface, and on it the schooner's bow rests, and is out about 18 inches. The stern is subjected to the action of the waves, which were running quite high when she went on. Before sending for the PRINCE ALFRED the captain of the vessel threw overboard a goodly share of the cargo. At last accounts she was not making any water. The CECELIA rates B 1. Her hull is insured in the Merchants' Marine of Toronto, and her cargo in the Pool. She is owned in Toronto.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, May 23, 1879

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      Amherstburg, May 23. -- The schooner CECELIA, which went on North Harbor Reef, discharged a part of her cargo on the the schooner AZOV, and was then pulled off by the PRINCE ALFRED this morning. She was towed here, where she took on the lightered portion of her load. She is here yet.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, May 24, 1879



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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1879
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20635
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Cecelia (Schooner), aground, 22 May 1879