The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wollin (Schooner), aground, 29 Apr 1897

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Sheboygan, Wis., April 29. -- The schooner WOOLIN, with slabs and potatoes, Frankfort to Milwaukee, went ashore at 3 a. m. Lifesaver took off the crew of five, who were thoroughly exhausted. Vessel and cargo will be a complete loss.
      The crew consisted of Capt. Webb and Peter Jacobson, Waukegan; James Vanorvan of Lapere, Mich., and William Oakley of Milwaukee. The WOOLIN still has her deck load, but unless the gale abates she will go to pieces. Her value is $200.
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      April 30, 1897

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Schooner WOLLIN, of 100 tons net and valued at $300 stranded April 29, 1897 at Sheboygan, Lake Michigan. Owned by Capt. Webb, Milwaukee.
      Lake Vessel Losses, 1897
      Marine Review
      December 23, 1897

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The accident list grows. The small schooner WALLIN has been beached near Sheboygan. The life saving crew took off the captain and four men. The schooner LOOKOUT is ashore near Two Rivers. She is valued at $2,000 and will be a total loss.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, April 30, 1897

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.75083 Longitude: -87.71453
William R. McNeil
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Wollin (Schooner), aground, 29 Apr 1897