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City of Chicago (Schooner), U4272, aground, 15 Sep 1887

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Schooner CITY OF CHICAGO of 311 tons, built 1861 and owned by Higgie. Home port, Chicago. Classed as A2. On September 15, 1887 vessel with a cargo of cedar went ashore in the Straits of Mackinac. Got off with property loss of $3,500 on the hull.
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine record, Dec. 15, 1887

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Chicago. - The schooner CITY OF CHICAGO, owned by James L. Higgie, of this port, ran on the rocks, off Mission Point, Mackinac Island on the afternoon of the 15th. She was laden with cedar ties, and bound for this port. She is valued at $10,000 and insured in the Boston Marine. She was released on the 17th. by the wrecking tug LEVIATHAN, which will tow her here.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 22, 1887 p.1

Bark CITY OF CHICAGO. U. S. No. 4272. Of 327.17 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,500
Freight: cedar ties
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.86446 Longitude: -84.6256
William R. McNeil
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City of Chicago (Schooner), U4272, aground, 15 Sep 1887