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David Provost (Schooner), U6384, aground, 12 Oct 1877

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The tug PRINDIVILLE became disabled and went ashore at the Straits of Mackinac and went to pieces. The crew were rescued. She was built at Chicago in 1862 by Miller Bros.
      The schooner PORTLAND has become a total loss at the same location as the PRINDIVILLE, and has gone to pieces.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, October 13, 1877

NOTE:- PRINDIVILLE rebuilt in 1877

Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 13. - The wrecking tug PRINDEVILLE and lighter D. PROVOST went ashore near Presque Isle during the late gale, and the tug will probably prove a total loss. The schooner PROVOST will probably be relieved, as she was scuttled and rests easy. The scow ASA CHILDS is ashore on South Point, near Alpena. The schooner PORTLAND, ashore near Presque Isle, has been abandoned as a total loss.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 15, 1877

      Port Huron, Oct. 19. - The propeller St. LOUIS, which was sunk in the Sault River, passed down today. The tug PRINDEVILLE's lighter, the schooner D. PROVOST, has been released from the beach at Presque Isle.
      The scow St. JOSEPH, which was run into by the schooner AMERICA near Beach Island, has been abandoned as a total loss.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 20, 1877

Schooner D. PROVOST. U. S. No. 6384 Of 99.48 tons Home port, Sandusky, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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David Provost (Schooner), U6384, aground, 12 Oct 1877