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Lake Forest (Schooner), U15578, aground, 1 Nov 1878


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The schooner LAKE FOREST is ashore at Hammond's Bay, Lake Huron, and is full of water. She has a cargo of corn aboard. The tug A.J. SMITH has gone to her rescue.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, November 2, 1878

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Our telegraphic dispatches report the schooner LAKE FOREST, corn laden, ashore at Hammond's bay, Lake Huron, the schooner WOODS on Beaver Island, and the schooner D. R. OWEN, in entering Manistee Harbor, struck the north pier and sunk. She was loaded with brick and will probably be a total loss.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, November 2, 1878
     

      The schooner LAKE FOREST, ashore and full of water in Hammond Bay, went out in the heavy wind and snow storm Wednesday night. She had a cargo of corn on board, which is insured for $9,742 in the Phoenix of Brooklyn. The LAKE FOREST is a 332 ton vessel, and was built in 1869 at Lake Sturgeon, by B. Spears. She rates A 2, and is valued at $12,600. The hull insurance is in the St. Paul Fire & Marine and Northwestern National of Milwaukee. She is owned by Peter Wienert of Chicago. The tug A.J. SMITH has gone to har assistance.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Monday, November 4, 1878

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The schooner LAKE FOREST, ashore and full of water in Hammond Bay, went on in the heavy wind and snow storm of Wednesday night. She had a cargo of corn on board, which is insured for $9,742 in the Phoenix, of Brooklyn. The LAKE FOREST is a 832-ton vessel, and was built in 1869 at Lake Sturgeon by B. Spears. She rates A 2, and is valued at $12,000. The hull insurance is in the St, Paul Fire and Marine and Northwestern National, of Milwaukee. She is owned by Peter Wienert of Chicago. The tug A. J. SMITH has gone to her assistance. --- Post & Tribune.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, November 5, 1878

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      The schooner LAKE FOREST was taken off the beach by the tug A.J. SMITH.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, November 6, 1878

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Cheboygan, Mich., Nov. 5 -- The schooner LAKE FOREST was towed into this harbor last night. Two pumps working can just free her. One third of her cargo of grain is lost. The schooner is in bad condition. She will probably tow to Manitowoc.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Wednesday, November 6, 1878

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Manitowoc, Wis., Nov. 19 -- The underwriters and the owners of the schooner LAKE FOREST have failed to agree on the amount of the vessel's damage. The owner will allow her to sink, and resort to legal proceedings.
      The MONTPELIER and PERSIA have been abandoned after faithful efforts to effect their removal.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Wednesday, November 20, 1878



NAME: LAKE FOREST
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 15578
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA: 36.1
BEAM: 13.3
DEPTH: 3.2
GROSS: 332.44 (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883;
1884; 1885
NET: 315.82 (1884; 1885
YEAR BUILT: 1869
STATE: WI
CITY: Little Sturgeon
HOME PORT: Chicago, IL (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878); Grand Haven, MI (1879;
1880); Traverse City, MI (1880-81); Charlevoix, MI (1882); Milwaukee, WI (1883; 1884; 1885
YEARS LISTED: 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884;
1885
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Media Type:
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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1878
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.16247
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.50835 Longitude: -84.08334
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Lake Forest (Schooner), U15578, aground, 1 Nov 1878