The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
David Provost (Schooner), U6384, aground, 13 Sep 1887

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The Schooner PROVOST, brick laden for the Soo from Chatham, was driven ashore at the Detour Lighthouse on the morning of the 13th.inst. The crew escaped.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, September 15, 1887

The Schooner PROVOST, brick laden and sunk off Detour Lighthouse has been abandoned to the insurance Companies and been stripped.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, September 21, 1887

Schooner PROVOST, of 95 Ton. Built 1864 and owned by Carron. Home port, Detroit and class B 2. On Sept 13, 1887 vessel with a cargo of brick went ashore on Lake Huron, and became a total loss. Property loss, hull $1,800 hull $1,000
      1887 Casualty List (Total Loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

Sault ste Marie.---The schooner PROVOST, owned by Howard of Port Huron, brick laden for this port, and sunk at Lighthouse Point, Detour, has been abandoned to the insurance companies. Her bottom astern was found to be opened and no effort was made by the wrecking outfit sent from here to raise her. She lies exposed to all easterly and sougherly winds and will prove a total wreck at the first heavy blow. The PROVOST, 99 tons was built at Huron by Squires in 1864 and valued at $2,000.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 22, 1887 p.4

Detroit.---The canvas, ropes and tackle of the wrecked schooner D. PROVOST, lost at Detour, was brought to Detroit, by the little schooner ARCTIC and at once sold to Goss & Co. the sail maker.
      The Marine record
      Thurs. Sept. 29, 1887 p.5

Schooner DAVID PROVOST. U. S. No. 6384. Of 99.48 tons gross; 94.51 tons net. Built at Huron, Mich., in 1864. Home port, Huron, Mich. 89.0 x 22.0 x 6.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,800
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: brick
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.99446 Longitude: -83.90278
William R. McNeil
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David Provost (Schooner), U6384, aground, 13 Sep 1887