The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Kelderhouse (Schooner), U13664, aground, 28 Oct 1887

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Schooner J. KELDERHOUSE of 476 tons, built in 1867. Home port, Chicago, and owned by Felthas. On October 28, 1887 vessel with a cargo of rye, went ashore on Lake Erie. Property loss, hull $2,000, cargo $1,300.
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Buffalo.---The tug HECTOR succeeded in pulling the schooner JOHN KELDERHOUSE off Long Point and towed her to Buffalo. They jettisoned about three thousand bushels of the vessel's cargo before getting her off.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p. 5

Buffalo.---The Express says the schooner JOHN KELDERHOUSE was not unloaded, but it is estimated that she threw over about 3,000 bushels of her grain in order to get her off Long Point Cut. She went on in a fog at three o'clock on Sunday morning, and was pulled off easily by the tug HECTOR, of Port Colborne. The MAYTHAM, on reaching them, found the HECTOR somewhat disabled by a broken pipe, and took them both in tow. The KELDERHOUSE is not injured.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p. 5

Schooner JOHN KILDERHOUSE. U. S. No. 13664. Of 500 tons gross, 475 tons net. Built Bay City, Mich, 1857. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 168.0 x 32.3 x 12.0 Crew of 7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904
NOTE: -- KILDERHOUSE is the spelling in Merchant Vessel List, 1904 & 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $1,300
Freight: rye
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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John Kelderhouse (Schooner), U13664, aground, 28 Oct 1887