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Mont Blanc (Schooner), U16344, struck wreck, sank, 25 Jun 1885

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The schooner MONT BLANC, in tow of the tug NIAGARA, while rounding to, Thursday afternoon, to pick up the schooner REINDEER, near the head of Stag Island, struck the wreck of the tug B.B. JONES, which blew up at Port Huron on May 25, 1871, and which was raised and towed on the head of Stag Island. The MONT BLANC sank near the wreck after striking. The MONT BLANC was ore laden and built at Clayton, N. Y. in 1864 by Johnson and rebuilt in 1880 and 1883. She is owned by H. Esseltyn, et al, of Detroit and has a burthen of 274 tons.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, June 27, 1885

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      Schooner MONT BLANC, of Detroit, of 288 tons built 1867, with a cargo of ore sank in Lake St. Clair June 28, 1885. A partial loss of $2,500.
      Partial Losses During 1885
      Cleveland Leader
      December 7, 1885

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Schooner MONT BLANC. U. S. No. 16344. Of 288.66 tons gross; 274.23 tons net. Built Clayton, N.Y., 1867. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 137.5 x 26.1 x 11.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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Reason: struck wreck, sank
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: ore
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.882777 Longitude: -82.463888
William R. McNeil
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Mont Blanc (Schooner), U16344, struck wreck, sank, 25 Jun 1885