The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Charles L. Hutchinson (Schooner), adrift, 6 Apr 1887

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The schr. CHARLES L. HUTCHINSON which left Cleveland last Friday in tow of the tug W.D. CUSHING for a load of stone at the Islands, had a serious time returning Monday night and yesterday. The two vessels labored in a very heavy sea on Monday night, worked up by a heavy wind from the west. The HUTCHINSON began leaking, and early on Tuesday morning she dragged so heavily that the 9 inch hawser which held her to the tug parted when off Avon Pt. She got into the trough of the sea and came near foundering, but another line was finally floated to her and made fast. She was then towed to Cleveland, none too soon to save her. Heavy seas washed over her stern, compelling the crew sometimes to work in water nearly to their waists, and floating her lifeboats from one end of the vessel to the other.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 6, 1887 3-4

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      The schooner HUTCHINSON had her third encounter with ice and storm on Tuesday off Huron, Ohio. Her damage will reach not far from $500. She is being repaired at Cleveland.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 8, 1887 3-6

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Reason: adrift
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Freight: stone
Remarks: Recovered
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William R. McNeil
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Charles L. Hutchinson (Schooner), adrift, 6 Apr 1887