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Walrus (Schooner), aground, 7 Nov 1868

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LOSS OF THE SCHOONER 'WALRUS' ON GREY's REEF -- A few days since it was announced that a schooner was ashore upon Grey's Reef, in the Straits of Mackinac, and from her position it was thought she was bound for a lower lake port with a cargo of grain. The propeller MONTGOMERY, which reached our harbor on Saturday morning with a cargo of merchandise from Sarnia, brings news of importance, from the clerk we learn that the craft alluded to was the 'WALRUS' Captain Everett, which cleared from Chicago with a cargo of 16,500 bushels of barley for Oswego, having gone ashore during thick weather on Saturday night, the 7th. inst, and would without doubt prove a total loss. The WALRUS was built at Cleveland in 1857 by Stevens.
By letter received here yesterday from Beaver Harbor we learn that the WALRUS has gone to pieces
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, November 16, 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.80001 Longitude: -85.25035
William R. McNeil
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Walrus (Schooner), aground, 7 Nov 1868