The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Escanaba (Schooner), U7319, aground, 1 Jun 1883

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The wrecked schooner ESCANABA, on Gull Island, measures 414 tons, was built at Vermillion by Nicholas in 1866, classed A 2, and was valued at $16,000. Bradley is the owner, and he does not usually carry insurance. Her cargo is 800 tons of iron from escanaba, which is probably insured.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1883

      The schr. ESCANABA is reported on Gull Island Reef and a total wreck. She was bound from Escanaba to Cleveland with ore and was not insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 21, 1883
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      Capt. Alva Bradley's Schooner ESCANABA, ore laden for Cleveland, ran on Gull Island Reef in Lake Michigan; she was in first class condition as all Captain Bradley's vessels are and what the loss will be is not yet known. - Cleveland Report
      Marine Record
      June 23, 1883

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ESCANABA Schooner of 414 Tons and valued at $16,000. seventeen years of age, a total loss on Lake Michigan during 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

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ESCANABA Schooner, of 414 Tons, built Vermillion, June 1866 by Nichols. Owned by Bradley, et al. Home port, Cleveland. Value $16,000. Class A 2. REMARKS :- 3 masts. Repaired 1876.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Register, 1882

schooner ESCANABA. U. S. No. 7319. Of 414 gross tons. Built at Vermillion, Ohio by Isaac W. Nichols in 1866. Three masts. DISPOSITION -- Foundered Lake Michigan 1883.
      Herman Runge Notes
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      ESCANABA Schr. Official U.S. No. 7319. 414.63 Tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List of U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Freight: ore
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.834722 Longitude: -79.522777
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Escanaba (Schooner), U7319, aground, 1 Jun 1883