The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Monticello (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1867

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The gale on Lake Michigan, that sprung up Saturday night, the 28th ult., was quite severe, and waves were the highest of the season. Few tugs ventured out of Chicago, and they dared not go far from the river. The consequence was that about fifty sail had to ride out the storm while at anchor. Only one vessel was in serious danger, and she had not struck at last accounts. The MONTICELLO got disabled while being towed in, and was abandoned. She will probably prove a total loss.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Thursday, October 3, 1867

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The schr. MARY BOOTH, in attempting to enter the harbor during the prevalence of the heavy northeast gale yesterday morning, was driven on the bar, just north of the wreck of the NONTICELLO. She is freighted with lumber, and it is thought that she can be got off without trouble as soon as the seas subside.
Shortly after she went on the bar the Captain and crew came ashore in the small boat. - Chicago Tribune
      Detroit Post
      November 27, 1867

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Monticello (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1867