Marquette, Mich., Sept. 7. -- A heavy northeasterly gale is blowing and the worse storm of the season prevails. The REPUBLIC, HALL, CARL, JURA, and WAGSTAFF ran back here for shelter. The IDLER, SPARTA, SMATRA, and H.G. CLEVELAND arrived during the storm. The SUMATRA dropped her anchor in the harbor, but it would not hold. She is now high and dry on the beach. An attempt will be made to release her when the sea goes down. Her headgear is all gone, and rudder broken.
J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, Aug. / Sept., 1883
The Tugs J.D. DUDLEY and F.W. GILLETTE made an attemp this afternoonto release the Schooner SUMATRA, but without success. -- Marquette Report.
Sept. 13, 1883
Marquette, Mich., Sept. 20 -- Two tugs and four steambarges again pulled on the SUMATRA today, but were unsuccessful in noving her at all. Captain McKay will now raise her with jackscrews, put timbers under her, and slide her into the water.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, September, 1883
The steambarge OSCAR TOWSEND, EGYPTIAN, and two tugs released the SUMATRA, which has been on the beach for nearly one month. She was on Jackscrews and the job was an easy one, being taken off with one pull. She is leaking some and will be taken below for repairs. - Cleveland Report
Oct. 4, 1883
Schooner SUMATRA. U. S. No. 115240. Of 845.34 tons gross; 803.08 tons net. Built Black River, O., 1874. Home port, Cleveland, O. 204.0 x 34.0 x 14.0
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885