The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Burt (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1871


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BURT, JOHN Schooner, wrecked at Leland, Lake Michigan, total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      BURT, JOHN Schooner of 348 tons, built at Detroit in 1871 by J. Oades. Owned by P.J. Ralph. Home port, Detroit. Value $22,000. Class A 1. REMARKS:- 3 masts. Wrecked in 1871, repaired in 1872.
      National Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register 1873

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      BURT, JOHN, schooner of 348 tons, built at Detroit in 1871 by J. Oades. Owned by P.J. Ralph. Home port, Detroit. Value $14,000 Class A 2. REMARKS:- 3 masts, Repaired in 1872.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1877

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. . The recent gales have been the cause of many disasters. The following disasters are reported: Schooner J.S. MINER of Detroit, went ashore Sunday near Kincardine, and has since gone to pieces; schooner DAVID FERGUSON has gone ashore and a total loss; LA PETITE capsized and lost on Lake Huron; Propeller R.G. COLBURN foundered on Saginaw Bay with nearly all lost; schooner EXCELSIOR lost, with but one of her crew; schooner GEORGE J. WHITNEY, sunk but can be raised; schooner JOHN BURK sunk at Leland, Lake Michigan; tug DISPATCH and barges on Port Austin Reef; which will prove a total loss; the propeller GALENA ashore at Au Sable has been pulled off may be injured.
      Port Huron Times
      October 26, 1871

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The schooner JOHN BIRCH, (sic) sunk at leland, has been abandoned as a total wreck, valued at $25,000, insured for $20,000.
      Port Huron Times
      November 4, 1871


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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.6238
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.02305 Longitude: -85.75981
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John Burt (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1871