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John Kelderhouse (Schooner), U13664, dismasted, 19 Sep 1897

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Buffalo, September 20. -- The master of the steamer W.H. SAUBER, which arrived here this afternoon reports sighting the schooner JOHN KELDERHOUSE at anchor eight miles above Long Point. The KELDERHOUSE had all her canvas blown away and lost foremast, main and mizzen topmast and jibboom. The schooner was right in the course of vessels. She had a cargo of coal from Erie to Detroit, and did not appear to be leaking. The SAUBER spoke the KELDERHOUSE, but Capt. Hardgrave of the vessel refused to be towed to Buffalo, and asked that a tug be sent to tow the schooner to destination. The tug FABIAN has been sent to her. Smith, Davis & Co., have $5,000 insurance on the KELDERHOUSE, and it is thought McDonald, of Chicago, has the remainder.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      September 21, 1897

Schooner JOHN KILDERHOUSE. U. S. No. 13664. Of 500 tons gross, 475 tons net. Built Bay City, Mich, 1857. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 168.0 x 32.3 x 12.0 Crew of 7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904
NOTE: -- KILDERHOUSE is the spelling in Merchant Vessel List, 1904 & 1906

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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John Kelderhouse (Schooner), U13664, dismasted, 19 Sep 1897