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Potomac (Schooner), U19671, aground, 11 Nov 1883


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Frankfort, Mich., Nov. 12. -- The schooner POTOMAC, Captain Jamieson, with lumber from Manistee to Chicago, went ashore last night just north of the piers. The crew were saved by citizens. The vessel is a total loss; partly insured.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883


The schooner POTOMAC is ashore at Frankfort, Mich. She is forty one years old, having been built at Cape Vincent in 1842, and is 208 tons burden; valuation about $4,000. She is next to the oldest craft on the lakes. - Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883


POTOMAC 208 Tons. 42 years of age. Valued at $5,500. Total loss on Lake Michigan 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record. December 27, 1883


POTOMAC, Schooner, ashore November 15,1883 app. value $4,500 app. loss $4,500.
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe, Dec. 4, 1883



Schooner POTOMAC.* U. S. No. 19671. Of 208.55 tons gross; 198.13 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      * Donated vessel Lost, Wrecked, or otherwise out of service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884


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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $4,500
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1883
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10460
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.63361 Longitude: -86.23454
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Potomac (Schooner), U19671, aground, 11 Nov 1883