The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Scottish Chief (Scow), capsized, 11 Aug 1871

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Scow SCOTTISH CHIEF, capsized in Lake Michigan; recovered.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall.

      WRECK OF THE SCOTTISH CHIEF. - HER CREW SUPPOSED TO BE LOST. - By a despatch from Kenosha, the Milwaukee Sentinel learns the the schooner R.B. CAMPBELL, Capt. Corning, arrived at that port on Saturday afternoon with the wreck of a lumber laden scow named the SCOTTISH CHIEF, picked up between Kalamazoo and St. Joseph. The crew were missing and supposed to be lost, as the upper works of the vessel was washed away, as well as part of her rigging. The vessel was one of a number damaged during the squall on Friday night.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, August 16, 1871

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Reason: capsized
Lives: all
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Scottish Chief (Scow), capsized, 11 Aug 1871