The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oliver Culver (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1878

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Intelligence was received here yesterday morning that the schooner OLIVER CULVER, lumber loaded for Chicago, had gone ashore near Kenosha, and the tug GARDNER was immediately dispatched to her assistance. The CULVER is well advanced in years, but the hope was that she would be rescued. Her cargo is consigned to Hamlin, Merriman & Co.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Wednesday, October 2, 1878

The tug GARDNER, Capt. Al Johnson, arrived in port at daylight yesterday morning with the schooner OLIVER CULVER in tow having rescued her from the beach. Her deckload and part of her cargo was jettisoned and lost - except the small quantities picked up and appropriated by farmers living in the vicinity. The loss on this lumber is about $900. The vessel does not seem to be damaged to any great extent, but she will, of course, have to be docked before anything can be said of her real condition. Hamilton, Merrinan & Co., are the losers on the cargo.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Friday, October 4, 1878

      The schooner OLIVER CULVER lately ashore on the beach at Waukegan, has been pulled off and towed to Chicago. She is not badly damaged.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, October 5, 1878

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.36363 Longitude: -87.84479
William R. McNeil
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Oliver Culver (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1878