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Checotah (Schooner), U85267, sunk, 30 Oct 1906

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Port Horon, Oct. 31. -- The barge CHECOTAH, the crew of which was brought here yesterday by the steamer PAINE after being picked up on Lake Huron, was about eight miles northeast of Port Sanilac when abandoned by the crew. its deck load had been washed away by the seas, carrying the spars by the board. Although the boat is full of water the lumber in the hold will keep it afloat and the derlict will form a dangerous menace to navigation.
      The steamer TEMPEST, which had the CHECOTAH in tow, arrived yesterday with the barge URANUS. The McVEA, the last of the tow, broke away in the storm and has not since been heard from.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 31, 1906

Port Huron, Nov. 1. -- The tug SALVOR returned from her search for the barge CHECOTAH, reports that the CHECOTAH sunk 12 miles north northeast of Pt. Sanilac and 6 miles out, with her spar sticking above water.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 1, 1906

Schooner Barge CHECOTAH, U. S. Number, 85267. Built 1870, of 658 tons Gross. Foundered off Harbor beach, Mich. October 30, 1906, seven persons on board, but no lives lost. Vessel total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported during 1907
      Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. A. for 1907


Schooner Barge CHECOTAH, U. S. Number 85267. of 658 Tons Gross. 597 Tons Net. 198.7 x 34.1 x 12.4 Built 1870 at Toledo. Home port, Milwaukee. Minimum crew, 6
      List of Merchant Vessels of the U. S. A., 1906


RUSSELL, G.D. Barge of 630 Tons (new tonnage). Built Toledo 1870 by Bailey Bros. Owned by O.L. Nims. Home port, Buffalo. Valued at $28,000. Classed A 2. REMARKS- 3 masts - Repaired in 1871
      National Board of Lake Underwriters
      Classification List for 1875


NOTE.-name changed to CHECOTAH during 1890.

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.84168 Longitude: -82.6416
William R. McNeil
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Checotah (Schooner), U85267, sunk, 30 Oct 1906