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Chandler J. Wells (Schooner), U4274, Gale effects, 1 Jul 1883

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The Propeller J.B. LYON arrived here Sunday morning having in tow the schooners J.M. HUTCHISON, MASTEN and C.J. WELLS. The HUTCHISON and MASTEN had lost a considerable amount of canvas and the WELLS some of her bulwarks and was leaking badly. They broke adrift from the LYON about 30 miles off Milwaukee in a heavy gale, and the WELLS was leaking so badly that Captain Lamgan, who had his wife on board with him, was compelled to remove them to the HUTCHISON, fearing that the WELLS would go down. Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      July 26, 1883

The repairs on the schooner C.J. WELLS, badly demoralized a few weeks ago, have been completed, and amount to about $3,500. She received almost an entire new port-side, thhree streaks of plank, stanchions, rail, etc. She got also a new jibboom and wire rigging forward, and is now in good condition throughout.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, August, 1883
      Schooner CHANDLER J. WELLS. U. S. No. 4274. Of 549.29 tons gross; 521.83 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1866. Home port, Port Huron, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: Gale effects
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Remarks: Damaged
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Chandler J. Wells (Schooner), U4274, Gale effects, 1 Jul 1883