The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
H. D. Root (Schooner), U11577, sunk, 1 Oct 1896

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East Tawas, Oct. 1. -- The schooner H.D. ROOT, which struck the reef off Fish Poin in yesterday's gale, has sunk. She has a cargo of maple lumber
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      October 1, 1896

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      East Tawas, Oct. 5. -- The Canadian steamer SHICKLUNA was released from the beach above Fish Point by the tug THOMPSON this morning, and brought into the bight of the bay. The grain cargo is being pumped overboard. The tug FAVORITE is still working with a syphon trying to release the schooner H.D. ROOT.
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      October 5, 1896

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Schooner H.D. ROOT. U. S. No. 11577. Of 116.52 tons gross; 110.70 tons net. Built Black River, Ohio 1863. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 94.4 x 23.6 x 7.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: maole lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.71696 Longitude: -83.52274
William R. McNeil
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H. D. Root (Schooner), U11577, sunk, 1 Oct 1896