The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Golden West (Schooner), U10199, aground, 1 Jul 1883

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The GOLDEN WEST went ashore on Manitou Island on Last Friday night and was obliged to jettison 5,000 bushels of corn. No damage except the breaking of her shoe. She was released by the Steamer CHAMPLAIN. Chicago Report
      Marine Record
      July 12, 1883

The Express says the remainder of the cargo of the Schooner GOLDEN WEST figures up 28,151 bushels. As her bill of lading isfor 31,132 bushels. It appears that during her troubles on Lake Michigan she jettisoned 3,081 bushels. Buffalo Report.
      Marine Record
      Jule 26, 1883

Glen Haven, Mich., July 9. -- The schooner ashore on North Manitou Island was the GLODEN WEST, from Chicago. After throwing overboard 5,000 bushels of grain she got off and was towed to South Manitou. The only damage appears to be the breaking of her shoe, rendering her steering gear useless.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, July 1883
      Detroit Free Press: - "John Prindiville, Jr., of Chicago, is in the city to look after the repairs of the schooner GOLDEN WEST, which is expected here today to go in the dry-dock.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, July 1883

Schooner GOLDEN WEST. U. S. No. 10199. Of 456.63 gross tons; 433.80 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1861. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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Golden West (Schooner), U10199, aground, 1 Jul 1883