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Woolin (Schooner), U26349, aground, 1 Jun 1883

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The Schooner WOOLIN, water-logged, was towed up the Chicago River on Tuesday by the Tugs WILLIAM EWING and A.B. WARD,to the Chicago Drydock Company's west side dock.
      Marine Record
      June 16, 1883

      Inter-Ocean:- The Schooner WOOLIN, with a cargo of hardwood lumber for Chicago, went ashore ten miles north of Grosse Point, during Friday night. It was thick and foggy at the time, with frequent squalls. When the captain left her she was full of water. The captain arranged for the Tug WILLIAM L. EWING to go to her with a steam pump. The vessel was lying easy, and, unless a gale should spring up, can be rescued. The WOOLIN was built in 1855 and rebuilt 1872, and again in 1872, and classes B 1. Her tonnage is only 48. She is valued at $1,800 and is partly insured. Captain Bergman "of Holland" is the owner. The cargo of hardwood lumber is very valuable, and will all be saved.
      Marine Record
      June 16, 1883

The wrecked schooner WOOLIN was got off the beach north of Evanston early yesterday morning by the tug WILLIAM L. EWING, and arrived in Chicago harbor several hours later in tow of the tugs EWING and A.B. WARD. She floated and that was about all. her deckload being under water. The cargo is hardwood lumber. The schooner KATE HOWARD was let out of the Chicago Company's South Side Dry-dock, and the WOOLIN was put in. Her injuries are quite severe.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1883
      Schooner WOLIN. U. S. No. 26349. Of 48.80 tons gross; 46.36 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1855. Home port, Holland, Mich. 84.0 x 18.0 x 5.0.
      merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.00001 Longitude: -84.61671
William R. McNeil
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Woolin (Schooner), U26349, aground, 1 Jun 1883