John T. Mott (Schooner), U75157, aground, 15 Nov 1892
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Northport, Nov. 14. -- The schooner JOHN T. MOTT dragged anchors and went ashore at 5 o'clock this morning four miles south of Cat Head Light. She is lying in six feet of water and has been scuttled to keep her from pounding to pieces. Her fore-sail and fore-gaff were carried away in the gale. The MOTT was bound for Elk Rapids without cargo.
Monday, November 14, 1892
THE BARGE MOTT SOLD.
And There May Be Trouble Over It, Too, For No Money Is Due Yet.
The barge JOHN T. MOTT was sold at public auction by Deputy Sheriff Basler today to satisfy a judgment of $7,045. She was bought by Clarence D. Taylor, who obtained the judgment, for $600.
During the sale Deputy Marshal Watts libeled the vessel on two claims. One is for $2,135.50 by the Michigan Wrecking and Salvage Company for services rendered when the MOTT was stranded and wrecked near Cathead Point, in Grand Traverse Bay, in Lake Michigan on November 15, 1892, and the other for $27 for towage by LaFayette S. Sullivan and Charles Hubbard of Toledo.
It appears that C.H. Blakeslee and M.F. Brown, the owners of the vessel, gave the Michigan Wrecking Company a note which is not due until next Monday.
Buffalo Evening News
Monday, June 12, 1893 p.4, c.4
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Schooner JOHN T. MOTT. U. S. No. 75157. Of 319.15 tons. Home port, Oswego, N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
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