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Jessie Martin (Schooner), U76212, aground, 20 Aug 1908

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Ludington, Aug. 22. -- The little schooner JESSIE MARTIN, laden with hardwood lumber, from Ludington to Manitowoc, waterlogged six miles off this port last night, and is now a derelict.
      The signals of distress were sighted from the Life-saving station, and the life-saving crew at once started for the wreck with their power boat. The two men on board the MARTIN were taken off without mishap and brought to Ludington. The life-savers returned to search for the missing schooner. It is thought the vessel capsized.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 22, 1908
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MARTIN, JESSIE Schooner. U. S. No. 76212. Built 1881 of 42 Tons Gross. Aug. 20, 1908 Schooner stranded at Ludington, Lake Michigan, and became a total loss. Two persons on board at the time but no lives were lost.
      Loss of U. S. Vessels reported in
      fiscal year 1909. M.V.U.S.,1909

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      Manitowoc, August 24. -- The schooner JESSE MARTIN of Ludington sprang a leak in last week's storm, and her crew, after sending two weeks in the leaking boat, took to the yawl and abandoned her. After drifting about for some time they were picked up by the life saving crew here. The schooner was found yesterday, broken in two.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 24, 1908

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.95528 Longitude: -86.45258
William R. McNeil
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Jessie Martin (Schooner), U76212, aground, 20 Aug 1908