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Mary Mitchell (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1905

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      (By Associated Press)
      Chicago, November 29. - Reports received up to early today show 18 vessels were wrecked in the storm which swept over the Great Lakes Monday night and yesterday. One life is known to have been lost, and it is feared eight others have perished as a result of the storm. Four vessels are reported missing.
      The following is a list of the vessels wrecked and missing:
CRESCENT CITY, steel steamer, driven ashore near Duluth.
MATAAFA, Steel steamer, driven ashore at Duluth.
R.W. ENGLAND, steel steamer, wrecked near Duluth.
ISAAC L. ELWOOD, steel steamer, disabled in Duluth Harbor.
J.H. OUTHWAITE, steamer, ashore and burned near Sheboygan, Mich.
CITY OF HOLLAND, passenger steamer, stranded at Rogers City, Mich.
D.C. WHITNEY, steamer, ashore near Port Washington, Wis.
J.H. SPAULDING, schooner, ashore near Port Huron, Mich.
MARY MITCHELL, schooner, stranded near Sheboygan, Mich.
HARVEY BISSELL, schooner, broken up at Alpena.
F.A. GEORGER, schooner, dismasted on Lake Michigan, towed to Sheboygan, Wis.
OLIVER MOWATT, ashore in Lake Ontario.
JIM SHERIFFS, steamer, dismasted on Lake Huron.
VINLAND, schooner, waterlogged at Alpena.
Unknown Vessel, reported ashore at Presque Isle, Lake Huron
CHARLES. M. WARNER, steamer, ashore at Nine Mile Point, near Sheboygan, Mich.
MARIPOSA, steamer, ashore at Split Rock.
GEORGE HERBERT, scow, sunk off Two Islands, Lake Superior.
ANGELINE, steel steamer, Lake Superior.
JAMES MOWATT, schooner, Lake Huron.
MOHEGAN, steamer, Lake Huron.
ALCONA, steamer, and barges, Green Bay.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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Sheboygan, Nov. 29. - The steamer J.H. OUTHWAITE and schooner MARY MITCHELL,
which was in tow, ran ashore on Point Sauble, the steering gear of the steamer having broken. Later the OUTHWAITE caught fire and was totally destroyed. The two boats were loaded with iron ore and were bound from Escanaba to Ohio ports. It is believed the MITCHELL can be released, and tugs have been sent to her assistance. The OUTHWAITE was a wooden steamer of 1304 tons, built in 1886, an was owned by W.C. Richardson of Cleveland. She was valued at $45,000
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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Sheboygan, Nov. 29. - The schooner MARY MITCHELL was released and towed here last night. She is not seriously injured.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.64696 Longitude: -84.47448
William R. McNeil
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Mary Mitchell (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1905