The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Melvina (Schooner), partly dismasted, 26 Jun 1878


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On June 26th. the schooner MELVINA, was struck by a squall when eight miles west of South Fox Island, which carried away her foremast, main topmast, foresail, mainsail and jib topsail. The topsail also got under the vessel's forefoot and sprung the bowsprit so badly that a new one will be necessary. The vessel also sprung a leak, and only constant work at the punps kept her afloat until she reached Elk Island, her destination. She had a cargo of iron ore from Escanaba at the time of the accident. Capt. Reed estimates the damage at about $600. The MELVINA is owned by Messrs. Hazleton & Reed, of Kenosha, and has been considered a staunch craft. She will be repaired at Manitowoc.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Monday, July 15, 1878

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Reason: partly dismasted
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $600
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16134
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.44083 Longitude: -85.87981
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Melvina (Schooner), partly dismasted, 26 Jun 1878