The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary E. Cook (Schooner), struck breakwater, 1 May 1883

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The Schooner MARY E. COOK jumped over the exterior breakwater. Henry Miller, a young man who was on her for a pleasure trip, was drowned, and Frank Leib, one of the seamen, was badly injured. The vessel was damaged to the extent of about $800, and her deck load consisting of 30,000 feet of lumber washed overboard. Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      May 26, 1883

The Schooner M.E. COOK, Capt. E. Williams, went into drydock for some repairs to damages sustained by her when driven over the exterior breakwater during the late heavy gale. The only damage done was the springing of her forefoot, and the backing of her rudder torn away, which will be repaired. She will also have new stringers 3 x 12 under the rail inside and out, her entire length, and be recalked. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      June 2, 1883

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Reason: struck breakwater
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $800
Cargo: ?
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Damaged
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Mary E. Cook (Schooner), struck breakwater, 1 May 1883