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Alice Craig (Schooner), U554, aground, 21 Nov 1887

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ALICE CRAIG Schooner, of 41 Tons. Home port, Bayfield. Owned by Boutin. Built 1877 Class B 1. On November 21, 1887 vessel,with a cargo of supplies, went ashore at Bayfield, lake Superior, and became a total loss. property loss, hull $2,500 cargo $2,000
      1887 Casualty List (Total loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

The Schooner ALICE CRAIG went ashore, Monday night near Bayfield.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 25, 1887

Ashland.---Monday night the schooner ALICE CRAIG, laden with camp supplies, was driven ashore near Bayfield and went to pieces. The crew escaped in a yawl and landed in a dense forest. A blinding snow storm was raging, and the crew got lost. After wandering about in the woods for hours, with their clothing covered with ice and almost perishing from cold and hunger, the crew, with the exception of captain Bunker, reached Bayfield and reported that the captain had laid down in the snow to die, having become so exhausted that he could not walk. The others were so worn out that they could not help him. A rescuing party was at once organized, and after a long search they found the captain. he was insensible and his limbs were badly frozen. he was brought here, and there are but little hopes of his recovery. The vessel was owned by N. Boutin, of Bayfield, and was valued at $2,500. The cargo was valued at $2,000.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 24, 1887 p.1

Schooner ALICE CRAIG. U. S. No. 554. Of 40.17 tons gross; Built Duluth, Minn., 1877. Home port, Ontonagon, Mich. 62.7 x 18.4 x 6.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S. 1885
NOTE:-- The ALICE CRAIG, No. 554, had to be rebuilt in 1877 as she is listed, under the same number in the 1866, 1869, and 1871 Merchant Vessel List.

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $2,000
Freight: supplies
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 46.81077 Longitude: -90.81824
William R. McNeil
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Alice Craig (Schooner), U554, aground, 21 Nov 1887