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John S. Richards (Schooner), lost center board &c., 1 Nov 1883

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The revenue cutter ANDY JOHNSON brought in the JOHN S. RICHARDS which had been disabled by the loss of her center board and foresail. - Escanaba Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 22, 1883

Capt. Graves of the JOHN S. RICHARDS, arrived here with his vessel last sunday, in tow of the ANDY JOHNSON. She had been driven about between here and the Straits for over a week, had lost her foresail and center board, had lain at anchor in the Straits, at Beaver Harbor and at the south of Manitou, had been so loaded with ice that the sea swept her decks, not even her signal haliards could be cleared for hoisting her signal of distress, when the ANDY JOHNSON found her near the Manitou's, unable to get away, and towed her to Escanaba. -- Escanaba Report
      Marine Record
      Nov. 29, 1883

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Reason: lost center board &c.
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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John S. Richards (Schooner), lost center board &c., 1 Nov 1883