The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kate Darley (Schooner), U14034, gale damage, 1 Nov 1877

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The bark KATE DARLEY, bound from Escanaba to St. Jospeh with iron ore, sought shelter in the harbor. Her officers report that the vessel shipped several heavy seas during the previous night , and narrowly escaped
foundering. Her bulwarks had to knocked away to free the main deck of water. Another sea, in their opinion, would have sunk the craft. The vessel lost its small boat and foregaff.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 11, 1877 6-2

Schooner KATE DARLEY. U. S. No. 14034. Of 388.78 tons gross; 369.35 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1862. Home port, Racine, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: gale damage
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Kate Darley (Schooner), U14034, gale damage, 1 Nov 1877