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Conneaut (Schooner), U125161, sunk, 1 May 1896


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Ludington, Mich., May 28. -- The schooner CONNEAUT, which filled with water while loading shingles at the basket factory dock last week, is still on the bottom. The shingles have been removed and an attempt will be made to float the craft.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      Thursday, May 28, 1896


Ludington, Mich., Dec. 2. -- Six years ago the old schooner CONNEAUT was abandoned here, and since then has rested upon the bottom of Pere Marquette lake half submerged. Three years ago the John Schroeder Lumber Co., bought her from J. S. Stearns for $25, but allowed her to remain undisturbed. This week Capt. Shomer of the schooner GEORGE L. WRENN offered $25 for the craft on a speculation. The Schroeder Company would not sell, however. It is now said that the CONNEAUT is to be raised, repaired and converted into a towbarge for the lumber trade.
      Duluth News Tribne
      December 3, 1901
     
     
     
      Capt. Matt Schomer of Ludington now owns the old schooner CONNEAUT, having paid the Schroeder Lumber Company $150 for her. Capt Schomer intends to take the vessel to Chicago in the spring, after she has been put in seaworthy condition, and place her upon the market for a purchaser. The CONNEAUT came out in 1873 and has a gross measurement of 289 tons.
      Duluth News-Tribune
      December 16, 1901
     

Schooner CONNEAUT. U. S. No. 125161. Of 239 tons gross; 227 tons net. Built Conneaut, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Ludington, Mich. Owned by T. R. Lyon
      Great lakes Register, 1900


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: shingles
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1896
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19797
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.95528 Longitude: -86.45258
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Conneaut (Schooner), U125161, sunk, 1 May 1896