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Frank W. Gifford (Schooner), U9752, sunk, 21 Oct 1897

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The schooner F.W. GIFFORD sunk in Lake Michigan Thursday, but her crew was picked up by the steamer CHEBOYGAN.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, October 25, 1897 9 - 5

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The Chicago schooner F.W. GIFFORD strang a leak and foundered in the middle of lake Michigan off Point Betsey on October 21st. Her crew took to the yawl boat and after drifting around the lake for 3 hours were finally picked up by the schooner CITY OF CHEBOYGAN, bound for Chicago woth a argo of lumber.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 25, 1897
Schooner FRANK W. GIFFORD. U. S. No. 9752. Of 397.80 tons gross; 377.91 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1868. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 160.0 x 31.2 x 11.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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Reason: sunk
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Frank W. Gifford (Schooner), U9752, sunk, 21 Oct 1897