The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Early Bird (Schooner), capsized, 8 Oct 1884

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EARLY BIRD Schooner. Home port, Muskegon. On Oct. 8, 1884, vessel capsized off Michigan City, Lake Michigan, with a cargo of wood; vessel recovered. Loss to hull $1,000. Loss to cargo $500. Insurance, Nil.
      Disasters to Lake Shipping, 1884
      Cleveland Herald Nov. 28th. 1884

Michigan City. -- The COLBORNE arrived back after getting as far as St. Joseph. Her captain reported passing a wrecked schooner off the harbor with several men on board. The tug PEARL CAMPBELL went to the rescue and brought back the crew of the schooner EARLY BIRD. The vessel laden with lumber, is a total loss. It was owned by Captain E. F. Ault, of Muskegon.
      Marine record
      October 16, 1884

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Reason: capsized
Hull damage: $1,000
Cargo: $500
Freight: wood
Remarks: Recovered
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William R. McNeil
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Early Bird (Schooner), capsized, 8 Oct 1884