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John Shaw (Schooner), U76601, sunk, 1 Oct 1894

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      Snow And Gales---Several Vessels Aground And In Distress.
Ashland, Oct. 28. - A northwest gale prevails with snow. Several boats are anchored under the islands for shelter.
      Port Colborne, Oct. 28. - Schooner GEORGE W. DAVIS is ashore above Port Maitland. A tug which went out to her Saturday night became partially disabled and came back.
      Detroit, Oct. 28. - Capt. Wright of the steamer PRATT passed a vessels spar sticking out of the water between the seas which were rolling very high Saturday morning. The spar was four or five miles east southeast of Harrisville and 29 miles south of Thunder Bay. It is supposed to be the wreck of the schooner JOHN SHAW.
      The Lackawanna liner ORR, bound down, grounded on Grosse Point Saturday night, and the FITZGERALD, bound up, went on at the same place. The ORR was released by the WALES after lightening part of her flour, and the SAGINAW released the FITZGERALD. The schooner AURANIA on Grosse Point has been released. The BIELMAN, down bound, is ashore three miles south of the Dummy.
      St. Joseph, Oct. 28. - The steamer PEERLESS of the Lake Michigan & Lake Superior line, which left the harbor at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon for Chicago without cargo, was forced to turn back on account of the heavy gale and sea, and in attempting to enter the harbor at 6 P. M. went aground in the channel. She is exposed to the furious west sea and large waves are dashing against her. She had no passengers.
      Late last night the crew of the PEERLESS were still on the boat, and the life-savers said they could not be reached on account of the furious sea.
      No communication could be had with the crew of the steamer during the night.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, October 28, 1895

      . . . . .
      The sunken towbarge JOHN SHAW has at last been located off Greenbush, Lake Huron, by the wrecking steamer JOHNSTON. The SHAW broke away from the steamer JOHN F. EDDY and foundered in the fall of 1894. She had a cargo of coal on board. The JOHNSTON buoyed the wreck and then proceeded to Lake Erie to locate another sunken craft.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      July 14, 1896

Schooner JOHN SHAW. U. S. No. 76601. Of 928.13 gross tons; 881.73 net tons. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1885. Home
port, Port Huron, Mich. 205.7 x 37.1 x 14.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.6564 Longitude: -83.29469
William R. McNeil
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John Shaw (Schooner), U76601, sunk, 1 Oct 1894