The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hazard (Schooner), fouled, 14 Nov 1867

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In A Fix. - The schooner HAZARD, of Port Huron, yesterday got athwart the bows of the schooner WYANDOTTE, which lay at anchor in the stream, and there hung for some time - until she was liberated by carrying an anchor a short distance up stream, when she was hove off. There was no damage done, although it was rather an awkward dilemma to be in, and might easily have
been avoided.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 15, 1867

Note: The process of setting an anchor away from a vessel and then hauling on the cable to bring the vessel up to it is called kedging. The technique was often used to release a stranded vessel. Many vessels even carried a relatively light anchor, called a kedge, specifically for the purpose.

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Reason: fouled
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Hazard (Schooner), fouled, 14 Nov 1867