The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ida Keith (Schooner), U100110, beached, 17 Nov 1894

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While coming down the river early Monday morning the schr. IDA KEITH in tow of the stmb. LELAND, struck heavily on the Waterworks crib, parting the towline. She careened over so far that everybody thought she would capsize, and when the tug INTERNATIONAL went to their assistance they found the sailors tying their kits so they wouldn't lose them.
      The tug guided the sinking barge safely through the bridge and into the shallow water near the Blast Furnace dock, here she was beached.
      International Gazette
      November 17, 1894 1-3

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The case of the schooner IDA KEITH has not been correctly stated in the other papers. She did not collide with another vessel, but ran against the waterworks pier. The boat itself was a total loss. The matter is not the fault of the Albany firm of Douglass, White & Co., lumber dealers, but hinges upon the apparent neglect of the St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company to pay the general average loss on the lumber cargo, which amounted to $1,213.87. In sueing Douglass, White & Co., Mr. Gaskin is simply getting at the first party he can. It is understood that the loss was acknowledged by the insurance company, but apparently not paid to Douglass, White & Co. The general average loss, is the cost of bringing a damaged vessel and cargo and vessel, and in this case the cargo share was the amount which is being sued for.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 23, 1895

Schooner IDA KEITH. U. S. No. 100110. Of 489 tons gross; 465 tons net. Built Saugatuck, Mich., 1873. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 163.3 x 30.6 x 13.0 Crew of 6.
      erchant Vessel List, U. S., 1918

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Reason: beached
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
William R. McNeil
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Ida Keith (Schooner), U100110, beached, 17 Nov 1894