L. C. Butts (Schooner), U15850, lost sails, 1 Nov 1883
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Goderich, Ont., Nov. 13. -- The schooner reported in last night's dispatch lying off here proves to be the L.C. BUTTS, of Milwaukee. Some of the crew reached shore in the yawl boat this morning and report all her sails blown away, steering gear broken, and in a disabled condition. She is still hanging on to her anchors. A telegram was sent ordering a tug to come to her relied as soon as possible. Tonight the gale has freshened up and it is blowing hard gtom the west.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883
The tug MOCKING BIRD left here this morning to tow in the schooner L.C. BUTTS, now four miles from Goderich, at anchor with her canvas gone, the seas are still running high. - Port Huron Report.
Nov. 15, 1883
Schooner L. C. BUTTS, on near Goderich; released; damage slight.
Casualty List for 1883
November 21, 1883
Schooner L.C. BUTTS. U. S. No. 15850. Of 769.01 tons gross; 730.56 tons net. Built South Saginaw, Mich., 1872. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 173.9 x 32.0 x 18.8.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
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- William R. McNeil
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