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Emily B. Maxwell (Schooner), U135536, dismasted, 7 Sep 1887

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Schooner E.B. MAXWELL of 343 tons, built 1881 and owned by Mullin. Home port, Chicago. Classed as A 1. Om September 7, 1887 vessel with a cargo of corn was dismasted on Lake Huron. Damage to hull $9,000 damage to Cargo $3,000. Repaired.
      1887 Casualty List ( Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Port Huron.---The EMMA B. MAXWELL arrived here last Sunday, in tow of the tug CASTLE. She was bound from Chicago to Collingwood with a cargo of corn. When off Duck Islands she was struck by a squall which took the mainmast off at the deck. The foremast and mizzenmast were broken off below the masthead; her jibboom was broken off a foot from the bowsprit, and she drifted from the Ducks to abreast of Port Austin, where the tug picked her up. She is not leaking to amount to anything.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept.15, 1887 p.5

Chicago.---The damage to the schooner EMILY B. MAXWELL will probably exceed $9,000. She was totally dismasted and her entire outfit of canvas and running gear was carried away. About 6,000 bushels of her cargo were destroyed. She was insured for $15,000 in the pool, and the cargo for $7,000 in the Louisville underwriters. It will take $5,000 to repair her.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 22, 1887 p.1

Schooner EMILY B. MAXWELL. U. S. No. 135536. Of 360 tons gross; 342 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1881. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 149.0 x 31.0 x 11.0 Owned by Jennie Mullen
      Great Lakes Register, 1900

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $9,000
Cargo: $3,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Repaired
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.708888 Longitude: -82.925833
William R. McNeil
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Emily B. Maxwell (Schooner), U135536, dismasted, 7 Sep 1887