The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lookout (Schooner), U14675, aground, 2 May 1883

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LOOKOUT Schooner, Capt. John Malonye, on May 2nd. at 10 p.m., ran on the Southeast point of Rock Island, and was gotten off by throwing her deckload of ties overboard and running an anchor, at 7 a. m. the next morning. The anchor was shipped, and the vessel got under way and made for Manitowoc Bay, where she collided with the Schooner WINDSOR, at anchor, carrying away the jibboom and headgear of the latter, and damaging her own mizzensail so badly as to render it useless. Her rudder and keel were so badly damaged when she ran aground, that she was rendered almost unmanageable, hence the cause of the collision. A tug was telegraphed for from Chicago, and the Tug G.W. GARDNER towed her to Chicago, where she arrived on the 6th. inst., and was placed in the Chicago drydock Company's dock, where she is undergoing repairs. The place where the vessel was on is very dangerous, and if the prompt and skillful action of the Captain had not been proceeded with at once, she must have very soon gone to pieces, as there was no chance of getting assistance.
      Marine Record
      May 19, 1883

Schooner LOOKOUT. U. S. No. 14675. Of 226.22 gross tons; 214.91 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1855. Home port, Kenosha, Wis. 127.0 x 27.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.41804 Longitude: -86.81957
William R. McNeil
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Lookout (Schooner), U14675, aground, 2 May 1883