The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sylvia Morton (Schooner), aground, 24 Oct 1887

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Tobermory. - The steamer ALDERSON, from Manitoulin, reports the tow-barge SYLVIA MORTON, of Detroit, ashore on the sandy beach near Michael's Bay, Manitoulin, having drifted from Lake Michigan. With the exception of losing an anchor and chain, her damages are slight, and she can be floated without difficulty. The crew of five persons are safe.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, November 3, 1887 p.5

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Schooner SYLVIA MORTON, of 179 Tons. Built 1862. Owned by Murphy. Home port, Detroit. Class B 2. On October 24, 1887 the SYLVIA MORTON, with no cargo, went ashore on Lake Huron, and became a total loss. Property loss, to hull $2,500.
      1887 Casualty List (Total loss)
      Marine Record. Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Sylvia Morton (Schooner), aground, 24 Oct 1887