The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sailing Ship Goes Aground
Evening News (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 27 Sep 1921, p. 3

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Sailing Ship Goes Aground
Edward E. Skelle [sic] Wrecks on Berry [sic] Island
Crew of Seven Safe but Want Instructions

The sailing vessel Edward E. Skeele went aground on Berry Island last Sunday in the wind storm, according to reports received yesterday by G. W. Shotts, American consul in the Canadian Sault.

The Skeele is an American vessel and has a crew of seven men. The crew is on Berry [sic] Island and Mr. Shotts has been asked to decide what should be done with the men.

The Skeele is an old time saying vessel and lumber carrier, she was built at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1881. Her net tonnage is 189 tons. Her home port is at Grand Haven.

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Other sources have her sinking on the Julia Bay side of the island.
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27 Sep 1921
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.930277 Longitude: -82.6425
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.93337 Longitude: -82.53315
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Sailing Ship Goes Aground