The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alleghany (Schooner), dismasted, 1 Aug 1883

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The Schooner ALLEGHANY, of the Anchor Line, when about the middle of Lake Michigan today was seen to hoist a signal of distress. The Steamer CITY OF MILWAUKEE on her regulartrip, saw and went to her assistance and found on arrival that her foremast head and also part of her rigging was gone. The CITY OF MILWAUKEE tried to tow her in, but the hawser parted and she was forced to abandon her. When last seen she was headed towards Chicago. -- Grand Haven Report.
      The Schooner ALLEGHANY, grain loaded, lies out in the lake nearly opposite Racine, dismasted. The fishing tug at Kenosha brought in a dispatch from the master of the ALLEGHANY fora Milwaukee Tug. -- Racine Report.
      Marine Record
      Aug. 16, 1883

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Alleghany (Schooner), dismasted, 1 Aug 1883