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Golden Fleece (Schooner), U10197, aground, 15 Oct 1890

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The schooner GOLDEN FLEECE is ashore near Dunkirk. She let go her anchors off Van Buren Point in Yesterday's gale and dragged ashore. Capt. Williams of the Life-saving crew left in the U. S. Revenue Cutter PERRY to render assistance. It is not thought the crew is in any danger. The FLEECE is valued at $14,000.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 16, 1890

The GOLDEN FLEECE is a total loss, at Dunkirk. She is being stripped.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 17, 1890

Wrecker Reid is said to have done some work toward releasing the schooner GOLDEN FLEECE, which went on the beach near Dunkirk last season, but there are no indications of the boat being brought into port very soon.
      Marine Review
      June 25, 1891

      The wrecking tug SEAGULL is here again from the wrecked schooner GOLDEN FLEECE.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      September 29, 1891

      Reid has given up the attempt to dredge a channel to the schooner GOLDEN FLEECE, ashore at Dunkirk, Lake Erie. Several heavy lines have been parted in attempting to pull the schooner into deep water after she was jacked up. It is probable that she will spend another winter on the beach.
      Marine Review
      October 15, 1891

      The schooner GOLDEN FLEECE will remain in the sand at Dunkirk during the winter. Capt. Reed says he will do no more work on her till spring.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, October 20, 1891
Schooner GOLDEN FLEECE. U. S. No. 10197. Of 45.96 gross tons; 429.37 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 161.0 x 30.5 x 12.2.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
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Golden Fleece (Schooner), U10197, aground, 15 Oct 1890