Lady Dufferin (Schooner), aground, 9 Jun 1881
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The Canadian schooner LADY DUFFERIN, bound light from Port Burwell, tried to make the piers about half-past 5 o'clock last evening, but failed. The wind was blowng a gale from the northeast, and the tug FOREST CITY, which went out to tow her in, for some reason did not get her line.
The vessel's jibboom struck the fog-house on the west pier, and she passed on towards the beach. One anchor was thrown out, but this failed to hold. Several of the sails were flying, and this hurried the schooner to the beach. She dragged to within fifty feet of the shore, about midway between the pier and the breakwater, when the anchor caught and held fast. The vessel here was lying easy, the only real danger being that the water was too shallow for a tug to get near her. The life-saving crew went to her assistance twice, the second time taking along an auger, but the captain declined to use it, as the sea was lessening.
Later. -- The schooner LADY DUFFERIN was scuttled last night, and the tug LORMOR did not go to her.
Friday, June 10, 1881
The schooner LADY DUFFERIN was released yesterday afternoon. The water was pumped out of her by meqans of the vessel's pump. One end of the seven hundred feet of eight-inch hawser, which Captain Green haigh bought and placed aboard the tug LORMER, thursday night, was made fast to her, and the tugs BRADY, LORMER and FOREST CITY began pulling on her. The hawser was parted, but the schooner was afterwards pulled off by the tugs. She received no damage, and will load with coal today.
The captain of the LADY DUFFERIN was seen last night. The vessel is leaking slightly, but he will load coal for Point Edwards. His tug and line bill will foot up to $230.
Saturday, June 11, 1881
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Remarks: Got off
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Ohio, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes