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James D. Sawyer (Schooner), U75386, ground, 9 Aug 1886


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Cheboygan, Aug. 10. - The schooner J.D. SAWYER with wheat for Buffalo ran ashore in the Straits yesterday. Part of the crew after being out all night in a small boat for help, reached Mackinaw City this morning. The weather was so thick at the time the captain was unable to tell where his vessel was located. The LEVIATHAN left at once with a lighter and fifty extra men. Part of the cargo will be taken off. The vessel is out two feet and is not leaking.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Wednesday, August 11, 1886

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      Buffalo, Aug. 16. - Last evening arrived the schooner J.D. SAWYER with grain from Chicago. She had been ashore in the Straits. She was leaking on the way down, but her pumps kept her free.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Tuesday, August 17, 1886

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Schooner JAMES D. SAWYER. U. S. No. 75386. Of 637.33 tons gross; 605.47 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y., 1871. Home port, Cleveland, O. 183.0 x 32.0 x 13.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
     


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Reason: ground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1886
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McN.W.17662
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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James D. Sawyer (Schooner), U75386, ground, 9 Aug 1886