The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ellen Williams (Schooner), U7308, aground, 1 Jun 1861

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WILLIAMS, ELLEN Schooner, cargo corn, ashore at Isle Aux Galets, Lake Michigan. Got off and into Milwaukee.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

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      ON A REEF. -- We learn from a private telegraph, that the schooner ELLEN WILLIAMS with a cargo of 20,000 bushels of corn from Chicago to this port, consigned to A. J. Holt, is on Skilagalee reef, foot of Lake Michigan. We have no particulars.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 18, 1861

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Detroit, June 21. -- The schooner ELLEN WILLIAMS, which has before been reported on Skilagalee Reef, is a total loss
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 21, 1861

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      GOT OFF. -- The OGDENSBURGH brings intelligence that the schooner ELLEN WILLIAMS had been got off the rocks at Skillagalee. --- Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 27, 1861

Schooner ELLEN WILLIAMS. U. S. No. 7308. Of 292.38 tons gross. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,000
Cargo: $7,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.6764 Longitude: -85.17312
William R. McNeil
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Ellen Williams (Schooner), U7308, aground, 1 Jun 1861