The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary Foster (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1875

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Picton, Nov. 15. -- About six inches of snow fell here yesterday. It commenced snowing in the morning, and continued all day. The wind was from the South-east, and blowing a gale. The schooner MARY FOSTER, from Belleville to Oswego, with 2,200 bushels of barley, is ashore on South Bay Point. The captain of the MARY FOSTER reports two other vessels ashore on the Point, names not known.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Tuesday, November 16, 1875
Milford, Nov. 16. -- It is reported that the schooner MARY FOSTER, of Belleville, with a cargo of bricks, parted her chain and went ashore at South Bay Point. The crew were saved, but it is supposed that the vessel will be a total wreck.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Wednesday, November 18, 1975

Kingston, Nov. 17. -- Reports say that the schooner MARY FOSTER, ashore in South Bay, is a total loss, and that the schooner PARAGON is also ashore there.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Wednesday, November 18, 1875
South Bay, Nov. 24. -- A tug got the schooner MARY FOSTER off South Bay Point, and brought her into port this evening. She is entirely under water, and her damages are nearly a total loss.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Friday, November 26, 1875

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: barley
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.933888 Longitude: -76.892777
William R. McNeil
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Mary Foster (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1875