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Jamaica (Schooner), aground, 2 Aug 1885

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The schooner JAMAICA became disabled 5:30 Sunday night and went ashore off Glencoe, about 20 miles north of Chicago. The life saving crew arrived at 11:30 Monday and removed the crew from the rigging. It is thought she will be a total loss. She was built in 1867 at Oswego and owned by Thomas Martin of that place. She registered 381 tons and was loaded with 330 tons of coal.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, August 5, 1885

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      Schooner JAMAICA, of Oswego. 318 tons and built 1867. Vessel went ashore at Glencoe August 2, 1885 with a cargo of coal. She became a total loss. Value of loss $17,500 for vessel and cargo.
      Total Loss on the Lakes, 1885
      Cleveland Leader
      December 7, 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,500
Cargo: inc.
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.13503 Longitude: -87.75812
William R. McNeil
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Jamaica (Schooner), aground, 2 Aug 1885