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Speed (Schooner), U22357, aground, 1 May 1883

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SPEED Schooner lost on Lake Michigan May 1, 1883. of 184 Tons. and 35 years of age Valued at $4,000
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

The tug SILL, of Racine, left this port tonight with a lighter and steam pump to attempt the release of the schooner SPEED, driven ashore at that port last night. The vessel is full of water, but is thought not to have sustained any damage. She is insured for $3,700.
      Racine, Wis., April 19.-- The schooner SPEED, of racine, went ashore just north of the pier at the mouth of the harbor here last night. The line parted while the tug SILL was towing her in, and the high wind drove her on the beach. She was loaded with shingles on deck and wood in the hold. She can probably be got off with little trouble.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, March/April, 1883.

The Schooner SPEED, formerly commanded by Capt. J.P. Clark, of this port, is ashore North of the piers at Racine. While in tow of the tug SILL last Wednesday evening the line parted. A heavy sea was running at the time, and as the weather has been unfavorable ever since, it is probable that she will prove a total loss. She was loaded with lumber for Kelly, Weaks & Co., and is valued at $3,000. The SPEED is owned by the heirs of the late Joseph Walker, father of Mrs. J.P. Clark, of this city.
      Marine Record
      May 5, 1883

Racine, Wis., April 23. -- The schooner SPEED that went ashore here a few nights since is a total wreck. The steam pump belonging to Starke Brothers, of Milwaukee, is washed overboard. The cargo of wood and shingles will be saved. Insurance, $2,000.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, April, 1883.

SPEED Schooner, 104 Tons, built Madison, Ohio in 1848. Wrecked near Racine, 1883.
      "Hist.,of the Great Lakes"
      by Mansfield pp.889

SPEED Schooner of 104 Tons, built at Madison Dock by Lockwood in 1848. Owned by J. Walker. Home port, Racine. Vlaue $3,000. Class B 1. REMARKS :- Coarse freights only. Repaired 1863 and 1881.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register, 1882

SPEED Schooner, Official U. S. Number, 22357. of 104.04 Tons. Home port, Chicago, Illinois.
      Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. for 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
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Speed (Schooner), U22357, aground, 1 May 1883