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Ketchum (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1883

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North Port, Mich., Oct. 31. -- The schooner KETCHAM, loading at Gill's Pier, on the lake shore, with hardwood lumber, dragged ashore and will no doubt be a total loss. Insured. The cargo belongs to Gill & Son, and is not insured.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1883

      There is an unusual chapter of outside accidents reported. The schooner KETCHUM is reported ashore and in bad shape at Gill's Pier, Lake Michigan. She is valued at $6,300 and insured for $4,000. It is thought she has no cargo.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 2, 1883

The schooner KETCHUM is on the beach at Gill's Pier, and is in bad condition. She is owned by Mueller & Christie, of Chicago, and rates B 1. Valued at 5,000. This is the third time she has been ashore this season.
      Marine Record
      November 8, 1883

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Ketchum (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1883