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Guido Pfister (Schooner), U85304, aground, 1 Oct 1880

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LAKE DISASTERS. -- In North Bay the schooner PFISTER, of Milwaukee, corn laden, lays on the beach full of water. The TWO FRIENDS (Canada vessel) grain loaded, is also on the beach, full of water. The schooner LEM ELLSWORTH is also on the beach, light, and not injured. Schooner FLORETTO, lumber laden, sunk. T.Y. AVERY, foresail gone. Schooner NAIAD, big anchor and rudder gone. Schooner MONTAUK, the bowsprit, jibboom and quarter gone; fouled with the GEORGE MURREY. DAVID VAN VALKENBURG, masts all gone.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      October 23, 1880

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      The large schooner GUIDO PFISTER, which suffered such serious damage at the lower end of Lake Michigan during the terrible gale of October 16, 1880, that the owners abandoned her to the underwriters, has been disposed of by the latter, as she lies in Manitowoc harbor, for $18,000 or thereabouts. The purchaser is E. B. Smith, of the firm of Smity & Davis, insurance agents of Buffalo.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, March 8, 1881.

Schooner G. PFISTER. U. S. No. 85304. Of 694.27 tons gross; 661.46 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.35252 Longitude: -83.50748
William R. McNeil
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Guido Pfister (Schooner), U85304, aground, 1 Oct 1880