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Plymouth (Schooner), aground, 24 Oct 1887

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The Barge PLYMOUTH is ashore on the N.W. corner of presqu'Isle, five miles above Marquette.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 25, 1887

      Schooner PLYMOUTH, of 740 Tons. Built 1853. Owned by Baker. Home port, N. Baltimore. Class A 2. On October 24, 1887, vessel with a cargo of coal, went ashore on Lake Superior, and became a total loss. property loss, hull $22,000 cargo $5,000
      1887 Casualty List (Total Loss)
      Marine Record, Dec.15, 1887 p.4

PLYMOUTH Lake barge, of 876 Tons, built 1854 at Cleveland by Lafrinier. Home port, Buffalo. REMARKS--Formerly Propeller (PLYMOUTH)
      Inland Lloyds vessel Register 1884

Marquette.---Early Monday morning the steamer HURLBUT arrived and reported the loss of her consort the PLYMOUTH, coal laden, on the north west end of Presque Isle, five miles north of Maryville. The PLYMOUTH was driven over the outer reef and lies three hundred feet from shore. She has broken in two. Efforts were made all day long to rescue her crew and late in the afternoon Captain Richard and two of his men managed to get ashore in a yawl. Late Monday evening the wind veered, the sea ran down a little so that the life-savers from Portage Ship Canal, who had made the run of 110 miles on a fast express, got out to the schooner and took off seven men, the remainder of the crew. The PLYMOUTH will prove a total loss, in all probability. The PLYMOUTH, 740 tons, was built in Cleveland by Lafrinier in 1853 and rebuilt in 1885. She is owned by Baker et al of New Baltimore, classed A 2, and valued at $22,000.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 27, 1887 p.5

Marquette.---Captain Quinn of detroit is here in the interest of the insurance companies to look after the PLYMOUTH.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p.1

Marquette.---Later advices say that the wreckers abandoned the PLYMOUTH. A terrific sea coming up from the northwest drove them off. They have given up the schooner as a total loss and they are afraid she willnot hold together until the pumps are taken off. Her bottom is all gone.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887 p.5

Marquette.---J.H. Gillett, of this city, bought the coal cargo of the schooner PLYMOUTH, wrecked just above this place, for a nominal sum. She had on 1,300 tons of soft coal and it is estimated that 700 tons of it are above water. The vessel will not hold throught another blow, and Gillett's tug will begin work on the coal at once. Gillet has just brought in 285 barrels of the RICHARD MORWOOD's cargo of oil from Grand Island, and expects to have nearly the whole of the cargo of 2,500 barrels off.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Dec. 1, 1887 p.5

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $5,500
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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Plymouth (Schooner), aground, 24 Oct 1887