The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed., May 5, 1858

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THE SCHOONER JAMES NAVAGH. - The Chicago Press of Monday says that the tug Oswego, of Detroit, came into port on Saturday morning, bringing the schooner James Navagh, with a steam pump aboard. That vessel, it will be remembered, went ashore last November at Presque Isle, with a cargo of coal. Both vessel and cargo were at the time supposed to be a total loss, but, after frequent attempts this spring to get her off, the undertaking has been accomplished.The Navagh is a new vessel, being, we believe, on her first trip when disaster befell her.

The Chicago Press of yesterday says:

"We mentioned yesterday that the schooner James Navagh had been brought in by the steam tug Oswego. - Capt. Kimball, of the tug, gives up the following particulars: The James Navagh went ashore last fall about twenty miles above Presque Isle, having on board 100 tons of railroad iron and 400 barrels of salt, nearly half of which was wasted. She laid high and dry on the beach, having only six inches of water on one side. After being unloaded she was pulled off, but not so easily but that a ten inch hawser was twice broken before it was accomplished. Her cargo was then re-loaded, and she towed to her original destination. She is not badly damaged, and can probably be repaired for $400, though the cost of getting her off will reach $3,000."

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed., May 5, 1858