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Empire State (Schooner), C7816, aground, 9 Nov 1877

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Captain J.D. Rothwell, owner of the schooner EMPIRE STATE, which went ashore at North Point, states that the vessel is a total loss. She was bound down with iron, was insured in the Buffalo and Manhattan Companies, and the crew reached the shore in safety.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 13, 1877

      The yawl boat, sails, and rigging of the schooner EMPIRE STATE, which went to pieces last fall near Thunder Bay, are to be seen at Turner & Co's dock. They were brought down by the St. PAUL on her last trip.
      Cleveland Herald
      April 29, 1878

The steam wrecking bage MONITOR has succeeded in recovering a portion, if not all, the cargo of iron ore sunk with the schooner EMPIRE STATE off North Point, Lake Huron, in November of last year. It is now at Alpena, and Messrs. Dixon & Peters, of Detroit, have chartered the schooner THREE BELLS to bring it to Detroit.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      July 3, 1878

      THE CARGO OF THE EMPIRE STATE - Yesterday morning the schooner THREE BELLS arrived at the upper end of the city, with a cargo of 300 tons of iron ore, taken from the wreck of the schooner EMPIRE STATE, by the steam wrecking barge MONITOR. About 100 tons more remain to be secured, which is now being taken out and put on board a small schooner.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, July 18, 1878

Alpena. - The steam wrecking barge MONITOR is now here and still in command of Capt. Gill Traverse. Her operations thus far this season cover the following wrecks: Schooner EMPIRE STATE, sunk in October or November of last year, from which 400 tons of iron ore were obtained. - (part of article)
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, September 5, 1878

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Thus far the present season the steam wrecking barge MONITOR, Captain Gil Traverse, has succeeded in obtaining 400 tons of iron ore from the wreck of the schooner EMPIRE STATE, 80 tons from an unknown vessel lying inside of Middle Island. 180 tons from the schooner NEOSHO, sunk in 1872, and 250 tons from the schooner WAVERTREE, upon which the barge is now at work. After all is taken from the latter craft the MONITOR will go to the wreck of the schooner BUCKINGHAM; sunk in Black River Reef, about a mile beloe Black River Island.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      September 11, 1878

      Brig EMPIRE STATE. Official Canada No. 7816. Of 317 tons gross. Built by L. Shickluna at St. Catharines, Ont. in 1862. Lost Thunder Bay, Lake Huron, 1877.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
William R. McNeil
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Empire State (Schooner), C7816, aground, 9 Nov 1877