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Vencedor (yacht), U161773, aground, 24 Jul 1911

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      Launch Beats Life Savers Craft Stranded on Reef In Lake Michigan
      and Bears Men to Safety, ( By Associated Press --- Special. )
      Charlevoix, Mich., July 24. -- The crew of the racing yacht VENCEDOR, which went ashore on Charlevoix reef last night during a gale, were rescued by the motor boat ARAPAHOE of Chicago and brought to this port.
The ARAPAHOE was bound for a Georgian Bay cruise and was only quarter of a mile away when the VENCEDOR struck. The JUANITA, which was disputing fifth position in the Mackinac race with the VENCEDOR, immediately put into Charlevoix and sent lifesavers to the rescue. They arrived, however, after the ARAPAHOE had taken off the crew.
An effort will be made today to pull the yacht off the reef. ---
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, July 24, 1911 -- 9 - 2

Sloop yacht VENCEDOR. U. S. No. 161773. Of 18 tons gross. Built 1896. On July 23, 1911, Vessel stranded at Fisherman's Island, Lake Michigan, with 10 persons on board. No lives were lost.
      Loss reported of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1912
Sloop yacht VENCEDOR. U. S. No. 161773. Of 18 tons gross; 15 tons net. Built Racine, Wis. 1896. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 40.5 x 12.3 x 4.9 Crew of 2.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1909

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Reason: aground
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.31806 Longitude: -85.2584
William R. McNeil
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Vencedor (yacht), U161773, aground, 24 Jul 1911