The three masted Schooner J. BOYCE was burned to the water's edge at North Muskegon on the 24. Loss $17,000
June 2, 1883
Muskegon, Mich., May 25. -- A fire broke out at North Muskegon last night which destroyed A.H. Petrit & Co.'s mill, and a pile of lumber owned by Blodgett & Byrne, valued at $10,000. The mill was valued at $35,000; insurance $20,000. The schooner GEORGE BOYCE, which was lying at the mill dock taking on a cargo of lumber, was burned, and is now a total wreck, with 35,00 feet of lumber in the hold. The schooner was a three-master, rebult last summer, and owned by Jonathan Boyce, of this city. Loss $12,000; no insurance
J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1883
Schooner GEORGE BOYCE of 200 Tons, and one year old, was a total loss in Lake Michigan, 1883. Value $12,000
lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
Marine Record, December 27, 1883
NOTE: -- I could not find any particulars on this vessel.