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Elizabeth Jones (Schooner), U8193, aground, 11 Nov 1883


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Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 11. -- The schooner ELIZABETH JONES, of Buffalo, is ashore on Racine Reef and out three feet. The crew left her. She is loaded with 40,000 bushels of corn from Chicago to Buffalo.
{The JONES measures 646 tons, rates A 2 and valued at $28,000. Insured for $21,000 in the hull pool. Abel, of Buffalo, is the owner. The cargo is insured by Chicago agencies.]
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883


Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 12. -- The gale has subsided, the wind-bound fleet has got away, and tonight the wind is light from the southwest... During last night the big schooner ELIZABEH JONES, corn laden, went on Racine Reef. She had several holes punched in her bottom and now has several feet of water in her hold, and her cargo is badly damaged. Tugs and lighters went to her tonight at 7 o'clock. - - - Inter Ocean.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883



Milwaukee, Nov. 12 - The schr. WILLIAM JONES of Buffalo is ashore on Racine reef. Out of her crew 3 are left. She is loaded with 40,000 bushels of corn, Chicago to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 12, 1883 5-5


The fine schooner ELIZABETH JONES, with 40,000 bushels of corn, is on Racine reef, and reports says will be a total loss. She was built in 1857; valuation $29,000, and 646 Tons burden. - Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883


Racine, Wis., Nov., 13. -- The ELIZABETH JONES is still on the reef here. She is badly used up. men are engaged lightering her cargo. About 3,000 bushels of dry corn have been saved. The prospects are bad for saving the vessel. -- Inter Ocean.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883



During last night the big schooner ELIZABETH JONES, coal laden, was on Racine Reef. She had several holes punched in her bottom,and she now has several feet of water in her hold, and her cargo badly damaged. Tugs and lighters went to her. The JONES measures 646 tons, rates A 2, and valued at $28,000. Insured for $21,000 in the hull pool. Abel of Buffalo is the owner. The cargo is insured by Chicago agencies. Milwaukee Report.
      Marine Report
      Nov. 15, 1883


JONES, E. Schooner, ashore November 11,1883. app. value $40,000 app. loss $40,000
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe, Dec. 4, 1883


ELIZABETH JONES Schooner of 646 Tons, and 16 years of age, valued at $22,000. Became a total loss on Lake Michigan in 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883


Schooner ELIZABETH JONES, on Racine Reef; Total loss, owned by Captain Able, of Buffalo. Valued at $25,000, insured for $20,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 21, 1883 (storm casualty list)


Bark ELIZABETH JONES. U. S. No. 8193. Of 636.47 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     


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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $40,000
Cargo: included
Freight: corn
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1883
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McN.W.10454
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72446 Longitude: -87.75341
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Elizabeth Jones (Schooner), U8193, aground, 11 Nov 1883