The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary D. Ayer (Schooner), aground, 29 Oct 1887

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Chicago. ---Captain Fitch telegraphed Ed. Ayer Tuesday that the schooner MARY D. AYER had been released and is lying at the dock at Alpena. Her cargo is being unloaded. Two hand pumps keep her free. Her rudder and shoe are gone.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p. 1

Schooner MARY D. AYER of 321 tons. Built 1854. Home port, East Saginaw. Classed A 2. On October 29, 1887 vessel with a cargo of cedar, went ashore on Lake Huron. Property loss $2,000 hull.
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Alpena.---The schooner MARY D. AYER is ashore and scuttled at Rogers City dock and is pounding hard. A wrecking outfit and the tug RALPH with the schooner MINNIE DAVIS, has gone to her assistance.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p. 4

Port Huron.---The tug SUMMER arrived down with the propeller ARCTIC and schooner AYER. The AYER stopped here for repairs and the ARCTIC went on to Detroit.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887 p. 5

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: nil
Freight: cedar
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.4214 Longitude: -83.81833
William R. McNeil
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Mary D. Ayer (Schooner), aground, 29 Oct 1887