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Flying Mist (Schooner), U9188, aground, 16 Nov 1883

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      Sunk Off Burnham's Pier.
      [Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean]
Manistee, Mich., Nov. 16. -- The captain of the life-saving crew at Point Betsy telegraphed the life-saving crew here last night that a disabled schooner drifted by there last evening flying a signal of distress. The tug WILLIAMS was notified, and with part of the life-saving crew started this morning to find the wreck, which proved to be the schooner FLYING MIST, loaded with iron ore. She lies sunk off Burnham's Pier, twenty-two miles north of here, in about fifteen fathoms ? [feet] of water. her foremast, topmast, and jibboom are gone. The crew all went ashore in their yawl boat.
Frankfort, Mich., Nov. 16. -- The schooner FLYING MIST, Captain John Dahl, with 570 tons iron ore, St. Ignace to Chicago, rolled foremast and headgear out of her during the terrific northwest blizzard that swept Lake Michigan yesterday. She drifted eight miles south of Frankfort. Five of her crew came ashore at 4 a. m. The two men left are reported lost. She had sunk in sixteen feet of water. Thomas Hood, of Chicago, is owner of the vessel. The cargo is owned by the Oliet Steel Company.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

The schooner FLYING MIST, according to latest advices, has gone to pieces at Burnham's Pier, Lake Michigan. The MIST is 316 tons burden, twenty two years old and valued at $7,000. -- Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 22, 1883

The schooner FLYING MIST, owned by Thos. Hood of Chicago, went ashore near Frankfort. She was laden with 547 ton of iron ore for the Jollet Steel Company, Chicago. Her captain and crew are all safe. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 22, 1883

FLYING MIST Schooner of 316 Tons, and 22 years of age, valued at $8,000. Became a total loss on Lake Michigan during 1883
      lost Tonnage of the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

FLYING MIST, Schooner, foundered November 16, 1883. app. value $12,000 app. loss $12,000
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe, Dec. 4, 1883

Schooner FLYING MIST.* U. S. No. 9188. oF 316.16 tons gross; 300.36 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1861. Home port, Chicago, Ill. [ * vessel wrecked or otherwise out of service]
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: included
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.63361 Longitude: -86.23454
William R. McNeil
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Flying Mist (Schooner), U9188, aground, 16 Nov 1883