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George Steele (Schooner), U40211, aground, 26 Oct 1898

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The schooner GEORGE STEEL, which went ashore at Oscada a week ago, has gone to pieces. She will be a total loss. She had a tonnage of 257 and was built at Three Mile Bay in 1855 and rebuilt in 1878. Her port of hail was Chicago and valued at $2,500. No insurance.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 25, 1898

      Chicago, Oct. 27 - The Lake Michigan outbreak of Tuesday night in point of ruin ranks with the wildest spree in which turbulent old carouser has been indulged. The following have been reported this morning.
      Stmr. REPUBLIC, ashore near Alpena.
      Stmr. H.A. TUTTLE ashore and total loss at Michigan City.
      Schr. D.L. FILER, waterlogged and abandoned off Racine.
      Schr. ALOHA, waterlogged and abandoned off Chicago.
      Schr. E.B. MAXWELL, canvas and deck load lost.
      Schr. BARBARIAN, ashore at Milwaukee.
      Schr. MABLE WILSON, collided at Milwaukee.
      Schr. GEORGE STEELE, broken up near Oscoda.
      Rochester Union & Advertiser
      October 27, 1898

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Schr. GEORGE STEELE, stranded at Tawas, October 26, 1898. 600 tons capacity
value $2,500.
      Marine Review
      January 5, 1899
      Great Lakes Losses for 1898

Schooner GEORGE STEELE. U. S. No. 40211. Of 263 tons gross; 238 tons net. BuiltThree Mile Bay, N.Y., 1855. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 136.0 x 25.3 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,500
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.42029 Longitude: -83.3308
William R. McNeil
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George Steele (Schooner), U40211, aground, 26 Oct 1898