The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary A. Smill (Schooner), capsized, 11 Sep 1878

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New Buffalo, Mich., September 11th. - Early this morning the schooner MARY A. SILLS, a vessel worth about $600, and bound from St. Joseph to Chicago, was discovered water-logged, with the captain and a sailor clinging to the rigging, the vessel being a complete wreck. The two men were rescued in an exhausted condition, and reported having been capsized in the storm of Tuesday night. Four of the crew were drowned, one being lashed to the rigging. Their names were James Campbell, Michael Kelly, a man known as Pat, and an unknown lad of 16. A passenger named Grey was also drowned.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, September 12, 1878

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Note :- no vessel of the above name, or anything close to it, could be found, likely a printing error. SEE "MARY A. SMITH"

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 4
Hull damage: $600
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Mary A. Smill (Schooner), capsized, 11 Sep 1878