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Spy (Schooner), U23053, aground, 28 Sep 1883

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The Schooner SPY, wrecked at Good Harbor and abandoned by her owner, has been purchased by Captain John Evenson, captain of the Life Saving Station of Chicago and Oli Hunson, who will wreck her. - Cleveland Report.
      Marine Record
      Oct. 18, 1883

Captain Anderson, of the schooner SPY, recently wrecked at Good harbor, in his wreck report, says that the vessel was at a pier loading wood, and had about ten cords in her hold when the lines parted and she went on the beach, and that the vessel was valued at $2,000, and cargo was a total loss. captain Anderson and Hans Hanson, owners of the SPY, yesterday sold the wreck to Ole Hanson for $300, and Hanson sold one-half to John Evenson, captain of the Life-saving station, for $200. They will wreck the vessel.
      J.W. hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1883

Schooner SPY. Of 74 tons, built 1858. Wrecked Lake Michigan, 1883
      "Hist. of the Great lakes
      by Mansfield

Schooner SPY. U. S . No. 23053. Of 58.82 tons. Home port, Sheboygan, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

Schooner SPY. U. S. No. 23053. Of 58 tons gross. Built Huron, O., 1858, by John Squires. 90.8 x 19.9 x 9.6. Wrecked Lake Michigan, 1883. NOTATIONS: Later listed as 74 gross tons. lengthened and rebuilt 1862. Round stern.
      herman Runge List.

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Reason: aground
Freight: wood
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.95083 Longitude: -85.84703
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Spy (Schooner), U23053, aground, 28 Sep 1883