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Lincoln Dall (Schooner), U15577, aground, 7 Nov 1883

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The schooner LINCOLN DALL is on the rocks at Detroit Harbor, and full of water. This fact was telegraphed to Capt. David Dall, her owner, yesterday. The despatch was signed by the captain, who asked that a tug with a steam pump and hawser be sent to her assistance at once. A full wrecking expedition has been ordered to go to her from Escanaba. No further information has been received. She is bound for this port with a cargo of hardwood lumber, consigned to William Ripley & Son. Detroit Harbor is in Bay De Noquette at the foot of Green Bay, and is a bad place for vessels to go ashore unless they are well insured, on account of the many dangerous rocks in that vicinity. The LINCOLN DALL was built at this port by Miller Bros. in 1869. She measures 206 tons, rates B 1, and is valued at $5,700. She is insured in the Union of Philadelphia, for $4,000. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 8, 1883

      The Schooner LINCOLN DALL, which went ashore off Washington Island, has been abandoned by her owner, Captain David Dall, of Chicago. Her bottom has gone out of her, and she has been stripped. She was built by Miller Brothers at this port in 1869, measures 206 tons, rates B 1, valued at $5,700 and is insured in the Union, of Philadelphia, for $5,000 - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

Capt Bartly abandoned the attempt to save the LINCOLN DALL and returned Monday evening. With two pumps working he was unable to free her or to lower the water to any extent. She was abandoned by both owner and underwriters. - Escanaba Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 22, 1883

LINCOLN DALL Schooner of 206 Tons and 14 years of age. Valued at $6,000, became a total loss in 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

LINCOLN DALL Schooner, ashore November 7, 1883. app. value $6,000 app. loss $6,000.
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe, Dec. 4, 1883

Schooner LINCOLN DALL. U. S. No. 15577. Of 206.70 tons gross; 196.37 tons net. Built at Chicago, Ill., in 1869. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 115.8 x 25.5 x 9.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.34665 Longitude: -86.92401
William R. McNeil
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Lincoln Dall (Schooner), U15577, aground, 7 Nov 1883