The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frank Morris (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1887


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Detroit.---The dangerous character of Point Pelee, in Lake Erie, to marine navigation was again demonstrated in the wreck of the large scow FRANK MORRIS. Captain George McClure, of Detroit, owner and master of the MORRIS, has arrived home and reports that his vessel with a cargo of gravel, bound for Detroit, was driven on Point Pelee in a storm. She soon pounded to pieces and the crew of five men clung to a piece of spar, on which they were washed ashore, after being in the water some time. Fortunately the scow was about 300 feet from the shore when she struck. The MORRIS, which was the largest scow in the Detroit River, was valued at $4,100 and will be a total loss. She carried no insurance.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Dec. 22, 1887 p. 1



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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,100
Freight: gravel
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1887
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13748
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Frank Morris (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1887