The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Schuette (Schooner), U75762, 25 Sep 1879

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The lake schooner JOHN SCHUETT has been chartered to take a load of coal from Cardiff to Havana.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, April 8, 1879

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      The schr. JOHN SCHUETTE arrived down from Escanaba yesterday with a cargo of iron ore, and is now unloading at Hamtramck. This is the second trip she made on fresh water for several years, her first of late being several weeks ago, when she came from Montreal to Chicago with a cargo of imported salt. High freights have brought her back on to the lakes again, as she can make more money here now than in trading with foreign ports. Her first experience on salt water was with a cargo loaded at a North Carolina port for Russia, and since then she has been, as her master, Capt. Lund states, almost everywhere. While the shipping interest was so dull on the lakes the SCHUETTE was doing tolerably well on the ocean, and she is now in better condition than if she lacked the salt water experience. Capt. Lund says that there is one annoyance a captain must put up with in trading elsewhere than at home; and that is the slow dispatch which rules at every foreign port. A month is not considered long to stay in port loading and unloading; and even at ports of England (excepting London and other large cities) coal is handled after a fashion that was old years ago in this country. Steam and even horse power applied to unloading of ships is something almost unkown at the smaller ports, and an attempt on the part of Capt. Lund to introduce the latter was met with a vigorous protest.
      The SCHUETTE will be unloaded tomorrow and will then load wheat probably.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 25, 1879

Schooner JOHN SCHUETTE. U. S. No. 75762. Of 269 tons gross; 256 tons net. Built Two Rivers, Wis., 1875 by Hanson & Scove. Home port, Toledo, O. 136.0 x 26.0 x 12.0 Owned by L.S. Sullivan
      Great Lakes Register, 1900

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John Schuette (Schooner), U75762, 25 Sep 1879