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Mary A. Smith (Schooner), waterlogged, 11 Sep 1878


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Early Wednesday morning the schooner MARY A. SMITH, a vessel worth about $600, and bound from St. Joseph to Chicago, was discovered waterlogged with the captain and a sailor clinging to the rigging, the vessel being a complete wreck. Four of the crew were drowned.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, September 12, 1878


      New Buffalo, Mich., September 11th. - Early this morning the schooner MARY A. SILLS, (SMITH) a vessel worth about $600, and bound from St. Joseph to Chicago, was discovered water-logged, with the captain and a sailor clinging to the rigging, the vessel being a complete wreck. The two men were rescued in an exhausted condition, and reported having been capsized in the storm of Tuesday night. Four of the crew were drowned, one being lashed to the rigging. Their names were James Campbell, Michael Kelly, a man known as Pat, and an unknown lad of 16. A passenger named Grey was also drowned.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, September 12, 1878


      The body of a seaman, supposed to be from the schooner MARY, that was wrecked near New Buffalo last week, was found 3 miles south of St. Joseph on the 23rd.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, September 23, 1878


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Reason: waterlogged
Lives: 4
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14642
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 41.79393 Longitude: -86.74392
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Mary A. Smith (Schooner), waterlogged, 11 Sep 1878