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William H. Stevens (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1863

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Schooner W.H. STEVENS, cargo wheat, stranded on Scare Crow Reef, L.H. Total Loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864
      (Casualty List for 1863)

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      The steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND from Portage Lake, Tuesday 9th. reports: -- Left the Sault Thursday; lay at presque Isle Thursday night during a heavy wind from the Southeast. The steamer PARSONS, lying there, reported the schooner W. H. STEVENS ashore on Scarecrow Reef. She had thrown overboard 5,000 bushels of her cargo of wheat. The PARSONS endeavored to get her off, but did not succeed.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 17, 1863
      The tug GENERAL McCLELLAN has gone from Detroit to the relief of the schr. W.H. STEVENS recently ashore on Scarecrow reef.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 21, 1863 3-5

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Schooner W.H. STEVENS. Of 297 tons. Built Cleveland, 1855 by peck & Masters. Home port, Milwaukee. Owned by A. Kirby. s. Class B 1. Value $7,500.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Marine Register for 1863

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $8,000
Cargo: $16,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss (presumed)
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.91168 Longitude: -83.32886
William R. McNeil
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William H. Stevens (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1863