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Acontias (Schooner), U1394, aground, 29 Oct 1887


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The barges MASON, ACONTIAS and MOSS are ashore at Presque Isle.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, November 1, 1887



Alpena.---The steambarge ELFIN-MERE, with consorts LOTTIE MASON, ACONTIAS, and MOSS, parted their tow lines in a snow squall Saturday. Her barges all went ashore on presqu'Isle. The ACONTIAS and MOSS were lumber laden from Cheboygan to Detroit; the LOTTIE MASON for Buffalo. The steambarge is safe in presqu'Isle harbor. After being in the rigging five hours the crew of the MASON were rescued by the Middle Island life saving crew. The crew then went to the rescue of the crew of the MOSS and ACONTIAS. The sea is running high and the vessels are liable to go to pieces.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p. 4


      Schooner ACONTIAS. U. S. No. 1394. Of 264.40 gross tons; 251.18 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1866. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 136.5 x 25.8 x 10.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     
     
NOTE:-- Schooner ACONTIAS. U. S. No. 1394. Of 264 tons gross. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1856 137.0 x 25.8 x 11.3. Rebuilt in 1866 at Detroit.
      Herman Runge List


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1887
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13654
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Acontias (Schooner), U1394, aground, 29 Oct 1887