The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pelican (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1873

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      A dispatch from Marquette, Wednesday says the schr. PELICAN is reported ashore near Grand Island. The prop. MINNEAPOLIS is also ashore neat Shot Pt. about 20 miles below here.
      The PELICAN is the consort of the stmb. EGYPTIAN, and it is feared that it is the latter craft that is ashore instead of the MINNEAPOLIS, inasmuch as it is thought the MINNEAPOLIS could hardly have been in that locality.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 14, 1873 3-5

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      A dispatch to H.J. Winslow, from Marquette yesterday says the schr. PELICAN is on a sand bar in the east channel, outside the harbor. The EGYPTIAN is all right and pulling at the PELICAN. We understand the sand bar mentioned to be at Grand Island aout 30 miles from Marquette. It is believed by the mariners here that the dispatch reporting the MINNEAPOLIS ashore is a mistake.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 15, 1873 3-5

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      The schr. PELICAN, ashore at Grand Island, Lake Superior, was reported off Saturday morning and in tow of the stmb. EGYPTIAN was making for the Sault with every prospect of reaching there before the 18th, the time set for the closing of the canal. Some 4,000 to 5,000 bu. wheat was thrown overboard.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 17, 1873 3-4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.51661 Longitude: -86.66683
William R. McNeil
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Pelican (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1873