The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 May, 1895

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No Longer a Doubt of the Kelly's Loss
Tug Charm Finds a Large Amount of her Wreckage
Which Indicates That She Pounded to Pieces
She Was Nearly 30 years old Rated Only B1

Chicago, May 15. - All doubt that the schooner Kate Kelly has been lost in Monday's storm was removed to-day when the tug Charm, of Kenosha, picked up wreckage bearing the schooner's name. The Kelly left Sheboygan Monday night for Chicago with a cargo of ties, Capt. Hatch, and a crew of five men. It is now believed that the entire crew was lost, as the wreckage found by the Charm indicates that the boat was pounded to pieces.

Chicago, May 15. - No trace of the missing schooner Kate Kelly or of her crew can be found to-day by inquiry among captains of incoming boats. Marine men have given both crew and boat up for lost.

The schooner Kate Kelly is an old-timer. She came out in 1867, or twenty-eight years ago, having been built at Tonawanda. Her measurement is 267 net tons, last season rated 2½, and had a valuation of $3,000. This season she had reached the B1 grade, and still lower value. She is owned at Chicago.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 May, 1895