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Mary Collins (Schooner), U16394, aground, 1 Aug 1871

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Schooner MARY COLLINS, cargo coal, on Whale's Back Reef; lightered off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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MARY COLLINS, Schooner of 261 tons, owned Chicago by Enright & O. Price. Bound from Green Bay to Chicago in August of 1871 went aground on the Whale's Back Reef, Lake Michigan. Loss to vessel $1,200. Loss to cargo $2,500. Inusrance on vessel $900. Insurance on cargo $1,300.
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes 1863 to 1873
      Report of the United States Coast Guard

      SCHOONER MARY COLLINS ON WHALE'S BACK. - Capt. Faith reports the schooner MARY COLLINS upon Whale's Back Shoal, about six miles W.N.W. from Death's Door. The shoal is an exceedingly dangerous one, and unless the weather proves very favorable the chances of getting off the stranded vessel may be considered slim. The tug G.W. WOOD called at Milwaukee at midnight, Saturday, for an 11 inch Worthington pump, on her way to render assistance. The COLLINS is loaded with railroad iron or coal, for Green Bay.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, August 24, 1871

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      OFF. - The Schr. MARY COLLINS, which was upon Whale's Back, has arrived at
Chicago in tow of the tug WOOD. Her injuries are severe.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, August 28, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,200
Cargo: $2,500
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.35887 Longitude: -87.18678
William R. McNeil
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Mary Collins (Schooner), U16394, aground, 1 Aug 1871