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Forwarder (Schooner), aground, 10 Nov 1864

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KINCARDINE, Nov. 10, 12 noon.
Two vessels have just went ashore behind the north pier, vis: the 'FORWARDER , of Port Hope, Captain Sims, Michigan, and the A.J. RICH, with 17,000 bushels of wheat. The captain and mate is still on board the A.J. RICH. Two attempts have been made to get then off, but failed. The yawl upset the first attempt with five men in - Thos. Culbert, of Kincardine, was nearly drowned. Both boats are lying broadside to the beach - the sea making a complete breach over them. The men of the A.J. RICH came ashore in the yawl. Men in both vessels will be saved. The A.J. RICH sprung a leak in Lake Michigan.
      Goderich Signal, Semi-Weekly
      Friday, November 11, 1864

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The schooner FORWARDER was driven ashore at Kincardine, Lake Huron and is stated will prove a total loss. The tug DISPATCH which went to the relief of the schooner A.J. Rich, on lake Huron, has returned to this port, that vessel having been abandoned as a total loss. Strong doubts are entertained that any of the numerous vessels ashore along that coast will prove otherwise than a total loss, such was the height and force of the seas on lake Huron, that not more than 15 minutes elapsed from the time that the schooner FORTUNE struck ere she was in fragments and the whole of her cargo deposited in the lake. The gale was accompanied with a blinding snow storm, and no land was discovered until the vessel had reached the breakers and passed all hope of working off. Mr. Burton, Insurance agent, who has just arrived here from the Canadian shore on lake Huron, reports a small vessel having come ashore on that coast, with all hands lost. The name of the vessel was not ascertained.
      Toronto Globe
      Monday, November 21, 1864

The schooner JOSEPH WILSON owned, we believe at Goderich is represented as having been found on the beach near Kincardine, with all hands gone; the schooner JULIA SMITH was also driven ashore on the coast in the late gale. Schooners AMELIA and A.J. RICH have gone to pieces, most of their sails and rigging will be saved; the schooner ALTAIR has been abandoned and is fast going to pieces. - Detroit Tribune.
      Toronto Globe
      November 30, 1864

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    Latitude: 44.18339 Longitude: -81.63307
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Forwarder (Schooner), aground, 10 Nov 1864