The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
D. S. Austin (Schooner), U6745, aground, 4 Oct 1887

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Schooner D.S. AUSTIN of 268 tons, Home port, Kenosha. Built 1872 and owned by Read. Classed as A 2. On October 4, 1887 vessel with a cargo of stone, went ashore on Lake Huron. Property loss, hull $10,500
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec.15, 1887

Detroit.---The tug PORTER has released the schooner D.S. AUSTIN and taken her to Port Huron for repairs.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 20, 1887 p. 5

Port Huron.---The tug PORTER arrived here with the wrecked schooner AUSTIN, which was ashore at Point Clark, Ont. She discharged her cargo of limestone, and went into Dunford & Alverson's dock to be repaired. Captain Mcleod, of the underwriters held a survey. Her bottom is badly used up. She will need almost an entire new bottom. The expense of releasing and repairs will be a good big bill.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 27, 1887

Schooner D.S. AUSTIN. U. S. No. 6745. Of 281 tons gross; 267 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio 1872. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 135.2 x 26.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,500
Freight: stone
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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D. S. Austin (Schooner), U6745, aground, 4 Oct 1887