The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Orkney Lass (Schooner), dismasted, 22 Sep 1887

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Schooner ORKNEY LASS of 267 tons, built 1856, Owned by Nelson. Home port, Chicago. Classed as OO. On September 22, 1887 vessel with a cargo of cedar was dismasted in the Straits of Mackinac. Property loss $2,500
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

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Cheboygan.---The schooner ORKNEY LASS was picked up in the Straits and towed to Duncan City Monday evening, where she will receive thorough repairs. The vessel was not leaking, but her spars, rigging, and sails are entirely gone, and her bulwarks are broken up. Part of her deck load of cedar was lost. The damage will amount to about $3,500. The crew say it is a miracle they escaped with their lives.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 29, 1887 p.1

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: cedar
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Orkney Lass (Schooner), dismasted, 22 Sep 1887