The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canton (Schooner), U125164, aground, 9 Oct 1877
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Detroit, Oct. 10 - A very heavy gale has been blowing on the lakes in this vicinity for the last few days, proving very disasterous to shipping. A large fleet of vessels , bound up and down, is now lying at the mouth of the Detroit River waiting for the storm to subside. Several steamers are also lying at the docks unable to get out. The following disaster was reported today. The schooner CANTON, aground near Point Mouilee lake: The schooner PORTLAND, ashore at Presque Isle: The barge C.P. WILLIAMS, in tow of the barge PLYMOUTH, foundered Monday night near Leamington, Ont., and the captain and all of the crew were drowned: Two lumber barges in tow of the barge ELMIRA, broke loose last night near Bar Point, Lake Erie, and have not yet been heard from: The schooner JOURNEYMAN, lying near Colchester, was badly used up: The schooner SEAMAN is ashore at Grosse Isle: The schooner MURRAY is ashore at London, Ont.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 11, 1877

Schooner CANTON. U.S. No. 125164. Of 320.62 tons gross, 304.59 tons net. Built Trenton, Mich., in 1873. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1884

Schooner CANTON. Of 320 tons. Built at Trenton in 1873 by A.A. Turner. Owned by Cheesbrough et al. Home port, Detroit. Value, $17,000. Class A 2. REMARKS formerly CHINA. [renamed summer 1874]
      National Board of lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Classification Register, 1875

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.01643 Longitude: -83.18298
William R. McNeil
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Canton (Schooner), U125164, aground, 9 Oct 1877