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Mable Wilson (Schooner), U91872, sunk, 28 May 1906

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Cleveland, May 28. - Buffeted by the fierce storm that swept Lake Erie early today, the schooner MABEL WILSON sprang a leak and sank just outside the Cleveland breakwater. One sailor, whose name has not yet been learned, was drowned. Seven other members of the crew were rescued after a hard fight.
The MABEL WILSON arrived off the harbor shortly before daylight and in response to her signals a tug went out and tried to bring her inside the harbor but was unable to handle her because of the heavy sea.
The schooner was then anchored in the hope that she might ride the storm, but the waves soon engulfed her.
The MABEL WILSON was loaded with ore from Escanaba and was owned in Detroit.
      The Buffalo Times
      May 28, 1906

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Schooner MABLE WILSON. U.S. No. 91872. Of 1,224 tons gross. Built 1887. Foundered May 26, 1906 at Cleveland, Ohio. Of 8 persons on board one life was lost.
      Loss of American Vessels During Fiscal year 1906
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906
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MABEL WILSON Built September, 1886 Schooner -Wood
U. S. No. 91872 1224 gt -1185 nt 242.9' x 39.2' x 16.2'
Foundered 1-1/2 miles west of Cleveland, Ohio, Lake Erie, May 28, 1906; 1 life lost.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 1
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Mable Wilson (Schooner), U91872, sunk, 28 May 1906