The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert Gaskin (Schooner), C80877, sunk while wrecking, 24 Nov 1889

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Brockville, November 9. ANOTHER MISFORTUNE
The wrecking schooner R. GASKIN, sunk beside the steamer ARMSTRONG, was raised today until her topmast was above the water when the hose for supplying air from the compressor to the lifting pontoon burst. Two tugs attempted to take her into shallow water, but before they made much she again settled down. The attempt to raise the ARMSTRONG has been a series of misfortunes.
      Toronto Globe
      Monday, November 11, 1889

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Kingston, Nov. 23. -- Barge GASKIN has been raised and towed to Brockville. Work on the steamer ARMSTRONG is going on as rapidly as possible.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 24, 1889

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Reason: sunk while wrecking
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.58341 Longitude: -75.68264
William R. McNeil
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Robert Gaskin (Schooner), C80877, sunk while wrecking, 24 Nov 1889