The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Schooner J. H. Stevens

Neff, Charles S., Artist
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During the fall of 1887, violent gales raged across Lake Michigan, causing numerous shipwrecks and loss of life. The Str. Mary Groh came upon the 100-foot schooner, J. H. Stevens, of Sheboygan, Wis., her masts gone, her yawl boat smashed, and the captain, who had sent a torch signal of distress, saying: "Tow me into Kewaunee -I have lost my masts..." He said $25 would be a reasonable charge for the tow. For the storm, Beers, History of the Great Lakes, Vol. 1, p. 747 & 890; listed Ship-Masters' Assoc. Directory,1903; Inland Lloyds Vessel Register,1893. Capt.Sam Neff bought the Mary Groh in 1888.
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19 Jul 1887
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.4606885591384 Longitude: -87.501337555542
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.3915719934332 Longitude: -87.4806773828125
John S. Neff
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Schooner J. H. Stevens