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A. E. Vickery (Schooner), U13303, aground, 2 May 1884

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Port Huron, May 6 - The wrecked schr. E.A. VICKERY arrived here today. She has been ashore on the north reef of Middle Island, where she stranded last Friday morning during a heavy snow storm. She had a full cargo of oats consigned to L. ALger, Smith & Co., Black River, of which 8,000 bushels were saved and landed there. The balance of her load, of which there was 14,000 bushels, is damaged and a loss. She will be repaired here. The tug SWAIN released her.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 7, 1884 5-5

VICKERY, A.E. Schooner. Home port, Chicago. On May 2, 1884 vessel went ashore on Middle Island, Lake Huron, with a cargo of oats; got off with cargo loss of $3,508. Hull loss $3,900. Insurance $27,000.
      Disasters to Lake Vessels, 1884
      Cleveland Herald Nov. 28th. 1884

Schooner J.B. PENFIELD. U. S. No. 13303, of 291.84 tons gross; 277.25 tons net. Home port, Chicago, Ill. Changed name to A.E. VICKERY on February 25, 1884.
      List of Vessels Whose Names Have been
      Changed under the Act of March 2, 1881
      U. S. Merchant vessel List, 1885

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,900
Cargo: $3,508
Freight: oats
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.19251 Longitude: -83.3272
William R. McNeil
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A. E. Vickery (Schooner), U13303, aground, 2 May 1884