The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frankie Wilcox (Scow), aground, 27 Sep 1872

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Disasters On The Detroit River.- Since the commencement of the southwest gale several vessels which arrived in the river during the night, and attempting to sail up, grounded at various points, but after a brief delay succeeded in getting off without further assistance. The schooner CITIZEN got on near the lower light, but was released by the steamer FAVORITE after a short time. The schooner IROQUOIS run on the bank and was also got off. The scow brig FRANKIE WILCOX, laden with coal, run on Stoney Island reef, and had not been released up to latest advices. Two barges were alongside lightening her cargo and a large tug at hand assisting in getting her off. It is stated she was leaking.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 27, 1872 4-8

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Frankie Wilcox (Scow), aground, 27 Sep 1872