The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Joseph G. Masten (Schooner), dismasted, 24 Sep 1878

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Milwaukee, Sept. 25.- Private dispatches report a large schooner anchored off Amsterdam, dismasted, and flying a flag of distress. She is thought to be the CAMDEN or J.D. DOANE. The tug WELCOME has been sent to her assistance.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, September 26, 1878

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      Milwaukee, Sept. 26 - The vessel in distress off Amsterdam, mention of which was made in a dispatch yesterday, proves to be the schooner JOSEPH G. MASTEN, with coal bound for Chicago. Her foremast is gone to about fifteen feet above her deck, and her mainmast, just below the head. She rolled her spars out at midnight on tuesday. The tug WELCOME will tow her through to Chicago.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, September 27, 1878

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Reason: dismasted
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.78752 Longitude: -86.10893
William R. McNeil
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Joseph G. Masten (Schooner), dismasted, 24 Sep 1878