The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lucy J. Clark (Schooner), U1473, sunk, 12 Nov 1883

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The schooner LUCY J. CLARK, which went ashore near Cross Village, was released by the Tug S.S. COE on the 12th. inst., and when in tow of the latter, bound for Sturgeon Bay, she was struck by a heavy gale, the tow line parted, and she capsized and sank, carrying with her the mate, the engineer of the steam pump and the cook. The remainder of the crew were saved. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

Rosel Downer, the submarine diver went on the steamer LAWRENCE to Cross Village to examine the wreck of the schooner LUCY J. CLARK - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Dec. 6, 1883

LUCY J. CLARK Schooner of 293 Tons, and 20 years of age. Valued at $10,500. Became a total loss on Lake Michigan during 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

      Schooner LUCY J. CLARK.* U. S. No. 14713. Of 308.95 tons gross; 293.51 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1863. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
* Donates vessel is Lost, Wrecked or otherwise out of service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 3
Hull damage: $12,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.64223 Longitude: -85.03756
William R. McNeil
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Lucy J. Clark (Schooner), U1473, sunk, 12 Nov 1883