The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. I. Case (Schooner), U75720, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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Capt. Davis of the cutter ANDY JOHNSON, while cruising about in search of disasters discavered the schooner J.I. CASE, corn laden, ashore on Hog Island, a reef between the Beavers and the Shark, and in bad shape. She is full of water. The JOHNSON brought the mate and captain down here and the tug LEVIATHAN left at once for the wreck. Most of her cargo will have to be taken out before she can be released. - Cheboygan Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

Cheboygan, Mich., Nov. 25. -- The LEVIATHAN released the schooner CASE Friday and towed her into beaver Harbor, and came down here, where she is stationed for jobs. No pumps were left on the CASE. her own pumps keep her free by hand. The tug SILL will tow her to Manitowoc. - - - Inter Ocean.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

The Schooner J.I. CASE, of Racine, has been released from Hog Island and is safe in Beaver Harbor. - Chicgao Report
      Marine Record
      Nov. 29, 1883

Schooner J. I. CASE , on Hog Island Reef, badly damaged, and abandoned to underwriters, owned by J. I. Case and F. N. Knapp, of Racine. Valued at $35,000, insured for $10,000 on Knapp's share.
      Casualty List for 1883
      Cleveland Herald
      November 21, 1883

Schooner J.I. CASE. U. S. No. 75720. Of 827.90 tons gross; 786.51 tons net. Built Manitowoc, 1874. Home port, Racine, Wis. 208.0 x 34.0 x 14.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got Off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.7925 Longitude: -85.36369
William R. McNeil
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J. I. Case (Schooner), U75720, aground, 1 Nov 1883