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M. L. Collins (Schooner), U15514, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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The tug WELCOME with two steam pumps and the scow DUNHAM as a lighter, left tonight for the schooner M.L. COLLINS, ashore at Sister Bay. She is on the rocks in four feet of water.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

The tug WELCOME, has succeeded in releasing the Schooner M.L. COLLINS from the rock at Sister Bay. - Milwaukee Report
      Marine Record
      Nov. 29, 1883

Schooner M. L. COLLINS, at Sister Bay, owned by Theodore Platner and Herman Oraling, of Milwaukee. Valued at $10,000, insured for $8,000.
      Casualty List for 1883
      Cleveland Herald
      November 21, 1883

Schooner M.L. COLLINS. U. S. No. 16614. Of 231.20 tons gross; 219.64 tons net. Built Toledo, O., 1854. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 130.0 x 26.0 x 9.0.
      Merchant Vessel list, U. S., 1885

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.19221 Longitude: -87.12067
William R. McNeil
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M. L. Collins (Schooner), U15514, aground, 1 Nov 1883