The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commerce (Schooner), aground, 6 Nov 1887

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Racine.---The schooner COMMERCE, of Chicago, struck Racine Reef last night and came near going to the bottom. She is loaded with 39,000 bushels of oats for Sarnia, and was towed into port with six feet of water in her hold and sunk. The cargo is about one third damaged and is insured. The vessel is also insured for $10,000
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887 p. 5

Schooner COMMERCE of 311 tons, owned by Mullin and built 1857. Home port Chicago. On November 6, 1887, vessel with a cargo of oats went ashore on Lake Michigan. property loss, hull $2,500 cargo $9,000.
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      the Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $9,000
Freight: oats
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72446 Longitude: -87.75341
William R. McNeil
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Commerce (Schooner), aground, 6 Nov 1887