The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Orphan Boy (Schooner), U18919, sunk, 17 Dec 1885


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Schooner ORPHAN BOY was supposed lost on Lake Michigan in the hard gale of December 17, 1885, but no trace of her had been found. She was discovered January 2, 1886; all hands, probably seven persons, and cargo of lumber, totally lost. Estimated value $12,000.
      Report of U.S. Weather Bureau, 1886

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The owners of the schooner ORPHAN BOY, missing on lake Michigan, have sent a tug out to look for her.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      December 17, 1885


The tug SAUGATUCK has returned from a ten days' search for the schooner ORPHAN BOY, supposed to be somewhere on Lake Michigan. She has been missing since December 4.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      December 24, 1885
     
     
Schooner ORPHAN BOY. U. S. No. 18919. Of 365.78 tons gross; 347.49 tons net. Built Black River, Ohio, 1862. Home port Grand Haven, Mich. 144.0 x 30.2 x 11.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 7
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: inc.
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1885
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17813
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Orphan Boy (Schooner), U18919, sunk, 17 Dec 1885