The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Challenge (Schooner), aground, 13 Apr 1853

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CHALLENGE Schooner, beached at Manitowoc, Lake Michigan, got off and towed to Chicago. Property loss $300.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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      DISASTER. - The Chicago Democratic Press of the 12th. says:- " The steamer
ARCTIC towed into port yesterday afternoon the schooner CHALLENGE, Capt.
Goldie of and from Manitowoc. The CHALLENGE went ashore yesterday morning at
3:30 A. M. about twelve miles north of this port. The watch on deck was not aware that
the vessel was so near the land and the atmosphere being thick, the first intimation they
had of their position was when the schooner grounded on the beach. She was got off in
a few hours by the crew, and set sail for this port. The Captain soon discovered that his
vessel was filling, having probably started a plank when she went ashore. She was
immediately headed into the land and both anchor let go, to keep her from capsizing.
The steamer ARCTIC coming along from Sheboygan shortly after, the CHALLENGE
was taken in tow, and brought into port.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 16, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.09194 Longitude: -87.64731
William R. McNeil
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Challenge (Schooner), aground, 13 Apr 1853