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.
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