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St. Louis (Schooner), C75636, aground, 1 Oct 1896

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Cheboygan, Oct. 1. -- The Canadian steamer SHICKLUNA and consort St. LOUIS, both grain laden, are ashore nine miles north of East Tawas. Both are repoited to be full of water. The wrecking tug FAVORITE has gone to their assistance.
      East Tawas, Oct. 1 -- The captain of the WESTFORD, which has just come in for shelter, reports that the SHICKLUNA and consort St. LOUIS are on the beach one mile north of Fish Point. A heavy sea was breaking over both boats. He was unable to see anything of the crews, even with marine glasses. The boats are about half a mile apart. The St. LOUIS is lying broadside to the shore and is badly twisted. The lifesaving crew left here at 10 o'clock for the wrecks.
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      October 1, 1896

      The Canadian steamer SHICKLUNA and her consort the St. LOUIS, stranded above fish Point in last Thursday's storm, have jumped the bar and the wrecking tugs cannot get alongside of them. The St. LOUIS has opened up both sides of the stern and will probably be a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 5, 1896
      The SHICKLUNA has been released
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 6, 1896
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The Canadian steamer SHICKLUNA recently released from the beach at Fish Point, left for Detroit today in tow of the tug THOMPSON. The owners of her consort, the St. LOUIS, have stripped and abandoned their boat.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      October 7, 1896

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      The schooner St. LOUIS, ashore near Fish Point, Lake Huron, was for a time abandoned, has been released and will be towed here for repairs. She was in tow of the steamer SHICKLUNA with wheat from Port William when she stranded.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, October 24, 1896

Barkentine St. LOUIS. Official Canada No. 75636. Of 334 tons Register. Built St. Catharines, Ont. 1877. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 127.7 x 26.2 x 11.9 Owned by Thos. Williamson, of Hamilton, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1887

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.71696 Longitude: -83.52274
William R. McNeil
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St. Louis (Schooner), C75636, aground, 1 Oct 1896