The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Burt (Schooner), gale damage, 24 Sep 1878

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THE RECENT STORM. - The Chicago Tribune's Milwaukee correspondent sends to his paper the following account of damages by the late storm: - The schooner JOHN BURT lost her foretopmast, squaresail, and jibtopsail, and a portion of her bulwarks had to be knocked away to clear the decks of water. She arrived here this morning. ......
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, September 28, 1878

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Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 26. -- Masters of vessels are united in pronouncing Tuesday night the worst, in every respect, ever experienced on the lakes. The schooner JOHN BURT, owned by P. J. Ralph, of Detroit, arrived this morning minus her foretopmast, squaresail, raffee, and flying jib; besides the vessels foresail and mainsail were split and forecrosstree broken. her bulwarks were also washed out.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Friday, September 27, 1878

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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John Burt (Schooner), gale damage, 24 Sep 1878