The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary E. McLachlan (Schooner), U92503, 2 Mar 1893

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The laying of the keel of the CENTURION and the launch of the largest wooden schooner on the lakes, the MARY McLACHLAN, vessel # 96, turned into disaster as the hugh wave of the launch hit the steamer KITTIE FORBES, loaded with spectators and drowned 5. Injuring many more. Five people are missing. No bodies have been recovered.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, march 3, 1893

Only one death in the launching of the McLACHLAN have been confirmed.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, March 4, 1893

MARY E. McLACHLAN Built March 2, 1893 Schooner -Wood
U. S. No. 92503 1394 gt -1324 nt 251' x 41' x 16.2'
      (b) MARY E. McLACHLAN -Can -1916 (C 138004)
Foundered on Nipigon Bay, Lake Superior, November 7, 1921
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Mary E. McLachlan (Schooner), U92503, 2 Mar 1893