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Arrow (Schooner), U548, aground, 15 May 1883

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The tug ALLEY, of Chicago, attempted to release the schr. ARROW, ashore on Two Rivers Pt., but was unsuccessful. It has blown continually since she went ashore from the northeast, and the captain has had her stripped and will wait for better weather before making another attempt.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 8, 1883 8-2

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      ARROW Schooner, stranded three miles North of Two Rivers last week, has been stripped. All efforts that have thus far been made towards her release were in vain. She lies easy in about three feet of water, with a bar just outside of her. The captain says he will make another attempt as soon as the water becomes settled.
      Marine Record
      May 19, 1883

      Two of the owners of the stranded schooner ARROW were in the city yesterday, negotiating with Atkins & Beckwith for a steam pump. The steamer R.J. INGERSOLL is to carry the expedition.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1883

Two Rivers, Wis., May 23. -- The storm of last Monday put an end to the schooner ARROW by filling her with sand. The morning the steambarge INGERSOLL, which went to put a steam pump on her, with the assistance of the Life-boat cew, found it necessary to strip her and call her a total wreck. The INGERSOLL left for Waukegan this evening.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1883

      At last reports it looked as if the Schooner ARROW, ashore at Two Rivers Point, would become another victim of the treacherous quicksands which engulfed the steambarge GRACE PATTERSON. Although in light trim, she has already buried or settled so that one rail is under water, and in the event of a steam pump being placed on board, the hatches etc.,will have to be boxed. Owing to the age and comparative worthlessness of the craft, a Milwaukee Tug Company refused to send a steam pump to her, and it is therefore probable that she will be allowed to become a total wreck. The present owners of the ARROW bought her last winter and are uninsured. They reside in Chicago.
      Marine Record
      May 26, 1883
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      ARROW Schooner of 69 Tons, and 31 years of age. Total loss on Lake
Michigan. Property loss $2,000
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27,1883

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Schooner ARROW. U. S. No. 548. Of 69 tons gross. Built Chicago, Ill., 1853, by W.E. Judd. 85.3 x 20.9 x 6.2. Lengthened 1858. Two masts. Wrecked May 4, 1883 at Two Rivers, Wis.
      Herman Runge Notes

      ARROW Schooner, ashore April 31,1883. App. Value $2,000. App. Loss $2,000
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe, Dec. 4, 1883
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      ARROW Schooner, of 65 Tons. built 1855. Total wreck at Two Rivers, 1883.
      "Hist.,of the Great Lakes"
      by Mansfield pp. 793
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      ARROW Schooner of 69 Tons. Built Chicago 1852 by W.E. Judd. Home port,
Milwaukee. Value $---- Class 00. REMARKS :- nil
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register, 1882
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      ARROW Schooner. Official U.S. Number, 548. Of 69.32 Tons. Home port, Holland, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List of the U.S.A., 1871
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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.15388 Longitude: -87.56925
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Arrow (Schooner), U548, aground, 15 May 1883