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H. W. Hoag (Schooner), aground, 4 Oct 1887

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Schooner W.H. Hoag of 270 tons, built 1862 and owned by Sanborn. Home port, East Saginaw and classed B 2. On October 4, 1887 vessel was dismantled on Lake Erie. Property loss, hull $2,500 cargo $1,000
      1887 Casualty List (partial loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

The schooner HENRY W. HOAG is ashore at Erie, Pa.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, October 6, 1887

Erie.---Just before dark Tuesday a two masted schooner disabled by the storm was sighted off North East, Pa., just as she went on the reef 12 miles east of Erie. A message was wired to the revenue cutter PERRY and the life-saving crew here stating that six men were in the rigging and the wreck showed signs of breaking up. The cutter cleared from Erie immediately. Later reports say that the cutter's lights were seen near the reef inside of an hour after she left this port. In the heavy sea running from the west, communication with the shore at the scene of the wreck is impossible. The cutter PERRY returned at midnight for the Life-saving crew. The vessel at Ripley is ashore and the PERRY couldn't get near her. The cries of the men in the rigging could be heard on shore.
The vessel proved to be the W.H. HOAG of Saginaw which broke away from the barge BENTON, when the Life-saving crew reached the barge late in the night they found the crew almost lifeless with fatigue, cold and hunger. The crew, consisting of Captain John Nelson, and mate, H. Guenther of Saginaw, John Scott and Benjamin West of London, Albert Lacomb of Quebec and the cook, Ida Hazen, of Elmira, N. Y., were taken off and put aboard the Revenue cutter PERRY, where every comfort was provided for them.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 6, 1887 p. 4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.267 Longitude: -79.7106
William R. McNeil
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H. W. Hoag (Schooner), aground, 4 Oct 1887