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John Kelderhouse (Schooner), U13664, aground, 18 Nov 1885

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Chicago, Nov. 19. - A severe storm has been raging on this shore of Lake Michigan since last night and the sea is running very high. In consequence a series of disasters is reported and it is feared there are more to be heard from. While trying to make this port three schooners went on the breakwater. One was the S. ANDERSON, lumber laden, another, the PEORIA, also lumber laden, and the JOHN KELDERHOUSE, light. The ANDERSON and PEORIA were from east shore points and the KELDERHOUSE was on her way to Escanaba for iron ore. All the vessels were taken off the breakwater, but in badly damaged condition.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Sunday, November 20, 1885

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Schooner J. KELDERHOUSE, of Chicago, built 1867 and of 500 tons. On November 19, 1885 vessel involved in a collision at Chicago. Property loss value $2,000. No cargo.
      List of Partial Lake losses, 1885
      Cleveland Leader
      December 7, 1885

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Schooner JOHN KILDERHOUSE. U. S. No. 13664. Of 500 tons gross, 475 tons net. Built Bay City, Mich, 1857. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 168.0 x 32.3 x 12.0 Crew of 7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904
NOTE: -- KILDERHOUSE is the spelling in Merchant Vessel List, 1904 & 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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John Kelderhouse (Schooner), U13664, aground, 18 Nov 1885