The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George H. Waud (Schooner), U10152, squall damage, 8 Aug 1878

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IN TROUBLE. - The wrecking tug LEVIATHAN arrived at Chicago Monday with the schooner GEORGE H. WAUD in tow, which she picked up about five miles off Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron. The WAUD was a victim to the severe squall of last Thursday, which passed over Lake Huron, she having her canvas whipped into tatters, and thus became disabled so as to require the service of the LEVIATHAN which she communicated with at Cheboygan by the prop. EMPIRE STATE, the latter having found the WAUD in her bad plight when passing Spectacle Reef. Those on board the disabled schooner report that the wind was so strong that it was impossible for a man to remain on deck without hanging on to something. The sails of the WAUD had all been hauled down just previous to the squall, but the could not be secured in time and were whipped into ribbons in a few minutes. The damage will amount to about $1,200. The WAUD was bound from Alpena to Chicago with lumber.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Wednesday, August 14, 1878

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Schooner GEORGE H. WAND [sic] U. S. No. 10152. Of 358.38 tons. Home port, Buffao;, N. Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: squall damage
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,200
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.76807 Longitude: -84.13946
William R. McNeil
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George H. Waud (Schooner), U10152, squall damage, 8 Aug 1878