The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Souvenir (Schooner), U22579, aground, 28 Nov 1872

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Detroit, Nov. 29 - The gale which subsided last night was a severe one. The following disasters are reported on Lake Michigan: - The schooner MORNING STAR was capsized and driven ashore with the loss of one man. The schooner SOUVENIR is ashore at Pentwater, with all hands lost. The schooner CORLATT is a total wreck at Pentwater.
      The Toronto Mail
      Saturday, Novemer 30, 1872

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Schr. SOUVENIR of 70 tons, owned at Milwaukee by Meyrs. & others. Bound from Milwaukee to Ludington in November 1872. Vessel totally wrecked near Ludington Lake Michigan with the loss of 7 lives. Loss to ship $4,000. Loss to cargo nil. Insurance on ship $2,000.
      Marine Casualties of The Great Lakes
      1863 - 1873, Report of the U.S. Coast Guard

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Schooner SOUVENIR. U. S. No. 22579. Of 87.42 tons gross; 83.05. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1854. Home port, Racine.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: 7
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.78167 Longitude: -86.43314
William R. McNeil
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Souvenir (Schooner), U22579, aground, 28 Nov 1872