The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George M. Case (Schooner), U85386, aground, 7 May 1881

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A special dispatch to the Detroit Free Press from Amherstburg says: The schr. GEORGE M. CASE, from Chicago to Buffalo, with 23,000 bushels of flaxseed, got on Colchester reef Wednesday night, within 500 ft. of where the lightship was stationed. Thursday morning she was 2 ft. out. The tug MYSTIC tried to pull her off, but failing, came here for a lighter and men. She went out again Thursday afternoon. Two other vessels were on the reef Wednesday night, but got off again.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      May 7, 1881 4-5

The schooner GEORGE M. CASE, which was on Colchester Reef, has been released and is leaking at Amherstburg.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, May 9, 1881

Schooner GEORGE M. CASE. U. S. No. 85386. Of 344.49 tons gross; 327.27 tons net. Built Saugatuck, Mich., 1874. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 37.0 x 26.0 x 12.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: flax seed
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.933333 Longitude: -82.893055
William R. McNeil
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George M. Case (Schooner), U85386, aground, 7 May 1881