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Red, White & Blue (Schooner), U56571, aground, 17 Oct 1895

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The schooner RED, WHITE & BLUE is ashore on Whaleback Shoal in Green Bay and will be a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, October 19, 1895

The schooner RED, WHITE & BLUE, wrecked in Green Bay, wreckers got only 6 tons of her cargo of coal. Locals had been there before them.
      Marine Record
      December 5, 1895

Schooner RED, WHITE & BLUE. Wrecked October 16, 1895. Vlaue $5,000.
      Lake Disasters of 1895 [ total losses ]
      Door County Advocate, Wis.
      Saturday, January 11, 1896
Schooner RED, WHITE, and BLUE. U.S. No. 56571. Of 38.78 tons gross; 36.85 tons net. Built at Oakley, Mich., in 1887. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 70.0 x 16.3 x 3.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

      "Another grounding called for the assistance of the C.M. CHARNLEY, this time for the schooner RED, WHITE & BLUE, on Whaleback Reef. She was in a dangerous position, a northwest gale pounding her hard on the rocks. Her cargo was jettisoned, but the CHARNLEY was unable to work her off the reef. On October 17, 1895, the CHARNLEY returned with a 12 inch pump from Escanaba. After working two days on the schooner, she was abandoned, her decks having parted and her hull badly twisted. The CHARNLEY removed everything of value off the hull.
      "Green Bay Workhorses"
      The Nau Tug Line
      by George Nau Burridge

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.35887 Longitude: -87.18678
William R. McNeil
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Red, White & Blue (Schooner), U56571, aground, 17 Oct 1895