The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. Capron (Schooner), U90772, aground, 6 May 1877

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The Toledo fleet has made a bad start this spring. Disaster has overtaken three schooners which left that port this week. The M. CAPRON has gone ashore at North Harbor Reef, at the head of the lake, but as yet no further particulars have been received. She cleared from Toledo Wednesday with 11, 020 bushels of wheat for Oswego, and ran aground during the night on the reef, which is unprotected by any light. The tug OSWEGO has gone to her assistance from Detroit. The CAPRON is a new vessel. The schooner G. M. NEELON left that port the same day with 14,500 cubic feet of ship timber for Kingston. Thursday she ran aground on one of the Sisters. The steamer JAY COOKE went to her assistance. After pulling at her all the afternoon, she succeeded in releasing her. A dispatch from D. H. McAllister, captain of the schooner R. J. GIBBS, which left Toledo Thursday, announces that the propeller COLORADO sunk his schooner at South East Bend, St. Clair River. She had on 7,650 bushels of corn for Port Huron. She went down in very deep water, and probably can never be raised.
      Cleveland Herald
      May 7, 1877

Schooner M. CAPRON. U. S. No. 90772. Of 169.66 tons gross. Built Conneaut, 1875. Home port, Manistee, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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M. Capron (Schooner), U90772, aground, 6 May 1877