The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Erie (Schooner), U4336, aground, 23 Oct 1891

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Leland, Mich., Oct. 28. -- The CITY OF ERIE while loading slabs at Gill's pier was caught in the heavy gale which prevailed yesterday and being unable to get away dragged her anchor and went on the beach. The vessel is a total wreck.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, October 28, 1891
      The schooner CITY OF ERIE was wrecked near Leland, Mich. Tuesday. She was owned by J. McKay of Milwaukee, registered 209 tons and was valued at $1,000.
      The Marine Review
      October 29, 1891
The schooner CITY OF ERIE went to pieces near Leland, Lake Michigan.
      Toronto Globe
      October 31, 1891

Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 26 - The schooner CITY OF ERIE, which recently went to pieces at Gill's Pier, Mich., was originally a Canadian bottom having been built in the 50's near Kingston. She first bore the name LIVERPOOL, and this was subsequently changed to TORONTO. Later on the craft fell into United States marshal's hands at Erie, and after sale under the hammer she was Americanized and her name changed to CITY OF ERIE. The old craft was always an eye-sore to those who owned her, and never made any one rich.
      The Marine Review
      November 26, 1891

Schooner CITY OF ERIE. U. S. No. 4336. Of 220.56 tons gross; 209.54 tons net. Built St. John's Island, Canada, 1862. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 123.6 x 26.3 x 10.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: ?
Freight: wood slabs
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.02305 Longitude: -85.75981
William R. McNeil
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City of Erie (Schooner), U4336, aground, 23 Oct 1891