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Lookout (Schooner), U14675, collision, 3 May 1883

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The schr. LOOKOUT reported ashore in Sturgeon Bay last week, was towed into Chicago on Saturday afternoon by the tug GARDNER, which was sent to Manitowoc Friday for that purpose. The LOOKOUT presents a somewhat dilapidated appearance, and will be placed in drydock for repairs.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 8, 1883 8-2

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      LOOKOUT Schooner, Capt. John Maloney, on May 2nd., at 10 p.m., ran on the Southeast corner 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 unmanagable, and was 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

THE LOOKOUT ASHORE. -- The schooner LOOKOUT has met with a serious disaster. Captain Maloney telegraphs : "Am at anchor in Manitowoc bay; rudder, kee;, anchor, and hawser gone, and leaking. Send tug and hawser. Was ashore on Summer Island, Green Bay."
The tug GARDNER, Captain Al Johnson, left Chicago last evening. The LOOKOUT has cedar ties for Goodenow & Hinds, of Chicago. Hull insured in the Mechanics and Traders and British American for $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. Cargo insured in State of Pennsylvania for $1,000. The crew are all right. The vessel is owned by Miller, Aldrich & Brower.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, May, 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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    Latitude: 44.09194 Longitude: -87.64731
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Lookout (Schooner), U14675, collision, 3 May 1883