The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary E. Cook (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1883

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The schooner MARY E. COOK, Captain Edward Wilcox, of this port, which leaped over the breakwater here in the heavy gale in the spring, is sunk off Hamlin. She left that port on Saturday last, lumber laden for Chicago, and in attempting to sail over a bar at the mouth of the harbor she stranded and sprunk a leak. She was scuttled and sunk. The captain and crew are safe. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov, 22, 1883

The schooner M.E. COOK, Captain Edward Williams, arrived here on Thursday, laden with lumber from Hamlin, looking none the worse for having been scuttled and sunk over there a few days before. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 29, 1883

NOTE :- Hamlin Lake between Big Sable Point and Ludington is connected to Lake Michigan by the Big Sable River, possibly the river was the entrance to the above named harbor ??

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.06778 Longitude: -86.45925
William R. McNeil
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Mary E. Cook (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1883