The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. Boody (Schooner), U872, aground, 13 Nov 1887

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Sand Beach.---The schooner A. BOODY, loaded with iron ore from Escanaba, went ashore Friday morning, just outside the Port Austin light. Several attempts were made to take off the crew and the Point au Barques life saving crew got within one hundred feet of the stranded boat, but could not reach her on account of heavy seas. Saturday morning, however, two crews from Grindstone City and Point au Barques life saving station took off the men, who had suffered greatly during the night from the intense cold. It is thought the schooner can be saved.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 17, 1887 p. 5

Schooner A. BOODY of 273 tons. Home port, Detroit, owned by Grummond. Built 1863 and classed A 2. On November 13, 1887 vessel, with a cargo of ore, went ashore on Lake Huron. Property loss, hull $6,000
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Sand Beach.--The Tug McSWAIN, on the 20th. brought the stranded schooner A. BOODY into the harbor. Captain Ed.Torney may well be proud of his achievement in wrecking the BOODY. Tuesday morning he started for the wreck with a lighter and three pumps, and was driven away three successive times, but at last got one pump aboard and hawser laid, and one might say, after mining and throwing over 300 tons of ore, pulled the schooner off the rocks, in the face of a northeast gale. Time from the start to the finish, five and one-half days.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 24, 1887 p. 1

Schooner A. BOODY. U. S. No. 827. Of 287.40 gross tons; 273.03 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio, 1863, Home port, Detroit, Mich. 137.0 x 25.0 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,000
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.04613 Longitude: -82.99411
William R. McNeil
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A. Boody (Schooner), U872, aground, 13 Nov 1887