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David Stewart (Schooner), U6144, aground, 29 Oct 1891

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The schooner DAVIS STEWART, loght from Cleveland for Buffalo, went ashore during last night's gale, 13 miles east of Fairport. She is owned by J. W. Squires of Marine City, rated A 2 and is insured for $12,500.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, October 28, 1891
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      The tugs BELIZE and GLADIATOR returned yesterday from a visit to tue schooner DAVID STEWART, ashore 13 miles below Fairport. They evidently considered it not advisable to attempt to release her, as they cleared for the upper lakes.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, October 30, 1891

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      Schooner DAVID STEWART, caught in a heavy gale and anchored to prevent being driven ashore. She, however, dragged her anchors and stranded high and dry October 29, 1891 on Lake Erie. After repeated attempts to release her, the vessel was abandoned. No lives were lost. Estimated value of vessel $12,500.
      U.S. Weather Bureau's Report on Wrecks
      Occurring on Lake Erie 1885 to 1893

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      The tug ALLIE MAY is working on the stranded schooner DAVID STEWART, ashore below Fairport.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      April 6, 1892

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      The schooner DAVID STEWART which has been ashore at Madison Dock, near Geneva, O., since last fall, has been released and brought to Cleveland by Bake Bros. of Detroit.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      April 9, 1892

Schooner DAVID STEWART. U. S. No. 6144. Of 545.41 tons gross; 518.14 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1867. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 171.1 x 31.2 x 13.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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David Stewart (Schooner), U6144, aground, 29 Oct 1891