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Richard Morwood (Schooner), aground, 20 Nov 1887


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The Canadian schooner RICHARD NORWOOD, went on the rock at Grand Island, Lake Superior, on Sunday, and has been abandoned to the insurance companies.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, November 23, 1887


Schooner RICHARD MORWOOD of 268 Tons, Home port, St. Catharines and owned by Norwood. Built 1856. Class A 2 and a half. On November 20, 1887, the R. MORWOOD, with a cargo of oil, went ashore on Lake Superior, and became a total loss. Property loss, hull $6,000 cargo $4,000
      1887 Casualty List (Total loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4


Chicago.---Captain McPherson of the Canadian schooner RICHARD MORWOOD, arrived at Marquette Tuesday and telegraphed Keith & Carr that his vessel is ashore on Grand Island, lake Superior, fast going to pieces, and that he had abandoned her as a total loss. She is laden with kerosene oil from Cleveland. The MORWOOD hailed from St. Catharines, is thirty one years old, valued at $6,000, and insured through Keith & Carr's agency for $3,500.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 24, 1887 p.1


RENAMED: -- E.B. PALMER - U. S.


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,000
Cargo: $4,000
Freight: oil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1887
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13339
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.51661 Longitude: -86.66683
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Richard Morwood (Schooner), aground, 20 Nov 1887