The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
La Petite (Schooner), U15100, aground, 1 May 1896

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      Unknown Two-Masted Schooner Beached During Sunday Afternoon.
      Leland, Mich., May 26. - The mail boat from North Manitou Island reports that a large two-masted schooner went ashore Sunday afternoon on the west side of the island. Her name is unknown. The life saving boat with a captain of the vessel aboard came close to this point, but on account of the high sea the feared the land and returned to the island.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      May 26, 1896

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The schooner reported ashore on North Manitou Island proves to be the LA PETITE, owned by Theodore Plathner and commanded by Captain Herman Oertling, Jr., of Milwaukee. She was en route to Torch Lake, Mich., for a cargo of wood. The bottom upon which she rests is rocky. During the late winter and early spring the LA PETITE received a topside rebuild at the south yard of the Milwaukee Drydock Company.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      May 27, 1896

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Theodore Plathner, owner of the schooner LA PETITE, has as yet taken no steps to secure the release of that vessel from the rocks at North manitou island and seems undetermined what course to persue. He carried no insurance on the craft.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      Thursday, May 28, 1896
Schooner LA PETITE. U. S. No. 15100. Of 172.05 tons gross; 163.45 tons net. Built Horon, O., 1866. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 119.0 x 23.7 x 8.3.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1883

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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La Petite (Schooner), U15100, aground, 1 May 1896