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Commerce (Schooner), U4363, aground, 16 Oct 1895

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Schooner COMMERCE. Ashore October 16, 1895. Value $7,000.
      Lake Disasters of 1895 [total losses]
      Door County Advocate, Wis.
      Saturday, january 11, 1896

Milwaukee, May 16. -- Lathem and Smith's large tug A.J. WRIGHT, is being fitted out at Sturgeon Bay to release the schooner MATTIE C. BELL from Big Summer Island, where she stranded last fall with the SHERIFF.
      The WRIGHT is also to make one more attempt to release the schooner COMMERCE from Seul Choix Beach.
      Toronto Mail & Empire
      May 18, 1896

      Capt. James Reid has succeeded in releasing the schooner COMMERCE from Seul Choix Point, at the lower end of Lake Michigan, where she stranded in a gale early last fall. The amount of money spent altogether to release the vessel exceeds her actual value twice over. She is owned and commanded by Capt. Edward Mullen of Chicago. After taking the COMMERCE off the beach Capt. Reid towed her to Harbor Springs, Mich., at which point temporary repairs are being made. When these are completed she will be taken to Manitowoc and placed on the boxes to be put in shape for another term of active service.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      June 1, 1896

Schooner COMMERCE. U. S. No. 4363. Of 327.43 tons gross; 311.06 tons net. Built at Sandusky, Ohio, in 1857. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 141.5 x 31.8 x 10.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895
NOTE:-- the above COMMERCE is still listed in 1900.

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.92165 Longitude: -85.91095
William R. McNeil
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Commerce (Schooner), U4363, aground, 16 Oct 1895