The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. L. Abell (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1861

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Schooner C.L. ABELL, cargo fish, stranded at Point Waugochance. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 22, 1862. (Casualty List, 1861)

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      ASHORE. - We learn from a letter to Capt. Dorr, from Mackinac, that the schooner ABEL, bound from Little Traverse to this port, went ashore at Waugonshance, some eighteen miles from the former place, late in November inst. She was commanded by Capt. Stodard of this city. Parties from Mackinac had been sent to see her and report that she had on some 500 half bbls. fish, all of which, together with her anchors, chains, rigging, &c., were brought back by them. While they endeavored to get her off, but without avail. She is insured for $3,000.
      Evening Courier & Republic
      Friday, February 14, 1862

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Schooner C.L. ABELL. Of 64 tons. Built Buffalo 1855 by G. Hardison. Owned by Whittaker. Home port, Buffalo. Value $1,800. Class A 2
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $325
Freight: fish
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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C. L. Abell (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1861