The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George (Schooner), U85305, sunk, 14 Oct 1893

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Schooner GEORGE of 1,300 gross capacity tons, valued at $25,000, stranded on Lake Superior October 15, 1893. Owned by M. Fox. Home port, Marblehead.
      Total Losses of 1893
      Marine Review
      December 14, 1893

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      Sault Ste. Marie, Oct. 17. - The captain of the AVERY reports seeing the topmast head of a schooner sticking above the water four miles above Parisian Island. It is thought to be the schooner GEORGER. The tug ALPHA reports her lying between Parisian Island and the mainland.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, October 17, 1893 p.1, c.3

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      The NW gale drove the schooner GEORGE on the Pictures Rocks on Monday. The crew were rescued but the vessel is breaking up and will be a total loss. She was owned by Roberts and Fox of Marblehead, built in 1873 and valued at $25,000. She was loaded with coal for Marquette.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, October 26, 1893

Schooner GEORGE.* U.S. No. 85305. Of 790.45 tons gross; 750.93 tons net. Built at Manitowoc, Wis., in 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 202.8 x 34.4 x 13.8
      * Formerly schooner GEORGE MURRAY
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

NOTE. - The two reports may not relate to each other.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.684444 Longitude: -84.729166
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George (Schooner), U85305, sunk, 14 Oct 1893