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Riverside (Schooner), U21837, aground, 15 Oct 1887

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Schooner RIVERSIDE, of 294 Tons. Home port, Toledo. Built 1870 and owned by Enright. Class A 2. On October 15, 1887, vessel with a cargo of coal, went ashore in Lake Michigan, and became a total loss. Property loss, hull $9,000; cargo $2,000.
      1887 Casualty List (Total Loss)
      Marine Record
      December 15, 1887 p.4

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      Milwaukee. - Captain Tuttle has gone to examine the schooner RIVERSIDE, ashore on Pilot Island, for the insurance companies.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, October 20, 1887 p.1

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Escanaba. - The schooner RIVERSIDE ran ashore on Pilot Island [Death's Door] Saturday night. Her stern is in two and a half feet of water. Her bottom is all gone, and she will be a total wreck. She was bound light from Sheboygan to part of the crew came here in a yawl. The schooner RIVERSIDE is owned by Enright of Toledo and insured for $7,000 in the Pheonix. The RIVERSIDE, 294 tons, was built at Oswego by Miller in 1870 and rebuilt in 1882, valued at $9,000 and classed A 2.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, October 20, 1887 p.5

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      Minorville. - As yet nothing definate has been done regarding the schooner RIVERSIDE, which is on the northeast reef of Pilot Island. No arrangements have been made as far as known, but it is thought that a wrecking party from Escanaba will go to her assistance.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, October 20, 1887 p.5

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      Milwaukee. - Captain Tuttle returned Tuesday from the wrecked schooner RIVERSIDE, ashore on Pilot Island. The vessel is not damaged much and he thinks she can be saved. She has been stripped.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, October 27, 1887

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Schooner RIVERSIDE. U. S. No. 21937. Of 278.38 tons gross; 264.46 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1870. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 133.0 x 25.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1890

NOTE. - The RIVERSIDE was recovered from the above casualty, she was later lost in the storm of Oct. 14, 1893, by foundering in Gravelly Bay, Lake Erie.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $9,000
Cargo: $2,000
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.28499 Longitude: -86.91984
William R. McNeil
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Riverside (Schooner), U21837, aground, 15 Oct 1887