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
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