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Two Fannies (Schooner), aground, 22 Nov 1879

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      A chicago despatch of last evening says that the schr. TWO FANNIES valued at $16,000, is ashore and gone to pieces at Cedar Rapids, Grand Traverse Bay, Mich., laden with iron ore. A private dispatch received here last evening says the crew of the vessel were saved. The TWO FANNIES is owned by Samuel Moore of Chicago. She was built in 1862 by Spear, of Peshtigo; rate A2 and tonned 492.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 22, 1879 3-5

      The schr. TWO FANNIES, wrecked at Elk Rapids, was insured for $14,000, in the following companies: Phenix, $4,000; Manhattan, $4,000; Orient Mutual, $3,500; St. Paul Fire and Marine $2,500. The freight list is insured for $2,400, and the cargo of 800 tons of pig iron for $32,000. All this insurance is in pool companies.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 23, 1879 3-4

NOTE: Vessel still listed in Lloyds Register 1882

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Two Fannies (Schooner), aground, 22 Nov 1879