The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Monitor (Schooner), U16448, aground, 17 Nov 1883

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A telegram to the Boston Marine Insurance Company stated that the schooner MONITOR was ashore on Seul Choix Point, and in bad condition. Later information says that she is full of water and will probably prove a total loss. She has been abandoned to the underwriters. The MONITOR was bound from Escanaba to Cleveland with a full cargo of ore. The MONITOR is owned by Captain Riordan, of Buffalo, and is valued at $12,000. There is an insurance of $5,000 in the Boston Marine, and $2,500 in Crosby Dimmick's Agency on the hull, and her cargo was full insured. She was built at Detroit in 1864, and thoroughly rebuilt in 1881. She was classed A 2, and measures 323 tons.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 8, 1883

MONITOR Schooner of 323 Tons, and 21 years of age. Valued at $12,000. a Total loss on Lake Michigan in 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

Schooner MONITOR. U. S. No. 16448. Of 323.04 gross tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

NOTE:- there seems to be a mix up in vessels. there were two casualties involving MONITOR's in Nov. 1883 one on Seul Choix Point and the other on North Manitou Island, which was which is difficult to tell, however the Inland Lloyds Underwriters register for 1882 gives two vessels of that name while the 1884 version lists none,

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.92165 Longitude: -85.91095
William R. McNeil
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Monitor (Schooner), U16448, aground, 17 Nov 1883