The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Richard Mott (Schooner), aground, 19 Sep 1856

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Schooner RICHARD MOTT, ashore on South Manitou. Got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 ( 1856 casualty list)

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      The effects of the late gale appear to have been quite disastrous. It is reported that between 23 and 30 vessels are aground on Lake Michigan. The schooner RICHARD MOTT is ashore at Sout Manitou.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, September 23, 1856

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      The steamer QUEEN CITY passed South Manitou about 1 o'clock Sunday morning,
when three vessels were ashore on the south side, one of them abandoned, two of them
were loaded with lumber. It is probable one of these is the schooner RICHARD MOTT
of the Lake Navigation Company, as she was reported ashore there by the propeller
ORIENTAL. The captain of the MOTT spoke the captain of the ORIENTAL, and said
he could get his vessel off by lightening her deck load (lumber), and the schooner
OCONTO, which passed them Sunday morning, saw no vessel out.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, September 25, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $450
Freight: coal, lumber
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Richard Mott (Schooner), aground, 19 Sep 1856