The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Samuel L. Mather (Schooner), U23925, sunk by collision, 15 Aug 1877

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The schooner S. L. MATHER, from Marquette to Cleveland with iron ore, was run into on Monday night by the MARY COPELY, near the Foxes, and sunk. The COPELY rescued the crew.
      Cleveland Herald
      August 17, 1877

      The schooner SAMUAL S. MATHER was sunk by collision with the MARY COPLEY near the Manitous on Lake Michigan, Monday night. She was owned in Cleveland and laden with iron ore.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, August 17, 1877

The wreck of the schooner S. L. MATHER is reported to be floating around the North Manistee Island (Manitou Island ?)
      Cleveland Herald
      August 24, 1877


Two seamen, E. M. Nelson and J. Rebrenson, have taken steps to have the schooner MARY COPELY libeled on her return to Milwaukee. They were on the schooner MARY L. MATHER, sunk in collision with the COPLEY some years ago, and lost all their effects, to recover the value of which they now threaten to bring suit.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, June 20, 1881

Schooner SAMUEL L. MATHER. U. S. No. 23925. Of 538.62 tons. Home port, Vermilion, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.44083 Longitude: -85.87981
William R. McNeil
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Samuel L. Mather (Schooner), U23925, sunk by collision, 15 Aug 1877