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Colonel Ellsworth (Schooner), U4354, aground, 30 Sep 1887

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Schooner COLONEL ELLSWORTH of 303 tons, built 1861 and owned by O'Connell. Home port, Chicago. Rated B 1. On September 30, 1887 vessel with a cargo of cedar went ashore on Lake Huron. Property loss, hull $2,500
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Alpena.--The schooner COLONEL ELLSWORTH, after throwing overboard her deck load of 3,000 ties, which drifted out in the lake, is also off. The tugs RALPH and EFFIE L. worked on her from 2 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday morning, when they finally released her. She is not much damaged, and left for Chicago, leaking considerably.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 6, 1887 p. 5

Chicago.---The schooner COL. ELLSWORTH, which was recently ashore near Alpena, is undergoing repairs at the Chicago Drydock Co.'s dock. She will receive 40 feet of new keel, new garboard strakes, and some new bottom plank.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 20, 1887 p. 5

Schooner COL. ELLSWORTH. U. S. No. 4354. Of 318.95 tons gross; 303.01 tons net. Built at Euclid, Ohio, in 1861. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 137.8 x 26.0 x 11.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: ties
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.06168 Longitude: -83.43275
William R. McNeil
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Colonel Ellsworth (Schooner), U4354, aground, 30 Sep 1887