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Gesine (Schooner), U10333, dashed against pier, 23 Aug 1887

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The Schooner GESINE, lumber laden, was dashed to pieces against the breakwater at Michigan City Tuesday. The crew escaped. She was owned by Captain Chris Anderson.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thurs. August 25, 1887

GESINE of 99 tons, Home port, Chicago. Built 1852 Class OO. Became a total loss on Lake Michigan by collision on August 23, 1887, with a cargo of lumber. Property loss, hull $2,000, cargo $2,500.
      1887 Casualty List (total loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

      Chicago.---Captain Anderson and four sailors, composing the crew of the schooner GESSINE, were found Tuesday morning, at Michigan City, Ind., clinging for dear life to the outer breakwater, with seas constantly washing over them. Their vessel loaded with 100,000 feet of lumber, had been driven on the pier by the high gale and unusually strong undertow. The five men managed to jump on the piles at the right moment, and saw the schooner pound herself to pieces.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Aug. 25, 1887 p.1

Schooner GESINE. U. S. No. 10333. Of 99.20 gross tons; 94.24 tons net. Built at Manitowoc, Wis., in 1853. Home port, Chicgo, Ill. 78.8 x 23.5 x 7.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U/ S., 1885

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Reason: dashed against pier
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $2,500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Gesine (Schooner), U10333, dashed against pier, 23 Aug 1887