The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Crosthwaite (Schooner), U80344, aground, 28 Oct 1890

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The schooner CROSTHWAITE, with a full cargo of ore, is ashore on the beach near Ashtabula, where she is exposed to the northerly winds, with her hold full of water. She is valued at $23,000.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Thursday, October 30, 1890

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      Record of Wrecks and Heavy Losses.
      Schooner W.S. CROSTHWAITE, ore laden, dragged anchor, during a heavy blow and went onto the beach east of Ashtabula piers, on a sandy bottom. She is owned by Gilchrist and others, valued at $23,000, only three-eighths being insured. Capt. Benham went to the wreck, which was endangered by heavy weather, Wednesday night.
      Marine Review
      October 30, 1890
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      There is considerable doubt as to whether the CROSTHWAITE, ashore at Ashtabula, will hold together until she can be released. The bad weather has so far prevented any work being accomplished on her.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Saturday, November 1, 1890

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      Schooner CROSTHWAITE has been released from where it went ashore near Ashtabula.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 8, 1890
      Schooner W.S. CROSTHWAITE. U. S. No. 80344. Of 673.20 tons gross; 639.54 tons net. Built East Saginaw, Mich., 1873. Home port, Sandusky, O. 197.0 x 34.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
William R. McNeil
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William Crosthwaite (Schooner), U80344, aground, 28 Oct 1890