The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sophia Smith (Schooner), aground & sunk, 26 Aug 1867

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The schr. SOPHIA SMITH, loaded with coal for Grand Haven, sprung a leak shortly after entering Lake Michigan, on the 25th. but was kept afloat until the evening of the 26th., when her pumps got out of order and she was run ashore at little north of Grand Haven and allowed to sink. A tug and steam pump were sent to her assistance during the same night, and on the next day she was raised and towed into Grand Haven where she now lies at the railroad dock discharging her cargo, the constant services of the steam pump being required to keep her free of water.
      Detroit Post
      August 30, 1867

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Reason: aground & sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
William R. McNeil
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Sophia Smith (Schooner), aground & sunk, 26 Aug 1867