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Atalanta (Schooner), U375, aground, 22 Jun 1878

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The captain of the FOUNTAIN CITY reports having seen a black fore-and-aft schooner, lumber laden, ashore at the northeast end of Sleeping Bear Point on Saturday. Part of her deck load was gone.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 25, 1878

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The schooner ATLANTA is the vessel ashore at Sleeping Bear Point. The vessel is a total loss, and the cargo of lumber saved. She loaded at Duncan City. The ATLANTA measured 267 tons, and was owned and sailed by Capt. Tom Miller. She went ashore on Friday, and has gone to pieces. Her lumber was from Thompson & Smith's mills at Duncan. Probably no insurance.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 26, 1878

Chicago. -- Among the notable arrivals here on Saturday was the propeller GARDEN CITY, Capt. Shaver, with a full load of freight, and forty passengers from Ogdensburg. The captain reports having met the captain and crew of the ill-fated schooner ATLANTA at Glen Haven, and brought them here. The vessel is a total loss. They had to cut her deck away in order to get the lumber out of her hold. The GARDEN CITY brought up all of her gear, running and standing, her anchors, chains, and everything of any value.
      Capt. Lynch, of the schooner PESHTIGO, says the disaster occurred about 1 o'clock a.m. on Tuesday. The PHESTIGO was headed at the time southwest by south. She was on the port track, wind was southeast by south. It was hazy. It was not necessary to sound the fog horn. Saw Skillagalee light four miles off. Should see it eighteen miles in clear weather. The captain was below at the time of the collision, and the first intimation he had of anything wrong was when the crash came. The mate being lost, there is only the man who was on the lookout to look to for information, and he says that the fault rests with the crew of the St. ANDREW. This of course, will be very unsatisfactory sort of evidence.
      The mate lost was John Aldrich, who has a family and belongs to Peoria, Ill. The captain does not know whether the sailor Boyle, had a family or not, but he belonged to Buffalo.
      In regard to the report that Capt. Lynch, on coming on deck, said to the mate, "John, you have done a bad job" The captain utterly denies it. The crew of the PESHTIGO saved most of their effects.
      The tug CLEMATIS, Capt. Nicholson, took Capt. Lynch and the crew of the PESHTIGO off the S.V.R. WATSON, when ten miles off Milwaukee at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. The provisions on the WATSON had about given out, owing to the prevailing headwinds, and Capt. Nicholson, when taking the shipwrecked men, furnished the schooner with what was necessary in the way of provisions. The CLEMATIS landed the crew here at 3 o'clock yesterday [Sunday] morning.
      Up to a late hour last night the WATSON had not yet arrived.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 2, 1878

      Frankport, Mich., June 29:-- The schooner ATLANTIC, ashore near Sleeping Bear, has been abandoned. She has been stripped and her outfit taken to Cheboygan. The lumber saved from the wreck will be shipped to Chicago.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      July 4, 1878
      ATALANTA schooner of 298 tons, built at Toledo by Geo. Fordham in 1863. Owner, R.B. Hubbard. Home port, Sandusky. Value $12,500. Class A.
      Register of the Lakes and
      River St. Lawrence, 1864

      Schooner ATALANTA, of 275 tons. Valued at $2,000.
      Tonnage Lost in 1878
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      December 17, 1878
NAME: ATLANTA (Pre-list; 1869; 1870); ATALANTA (1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
RIG: Schooner
GROSS: 267.48 (Pre-list.; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
HOME PORT: Chicago., IL (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878

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Freight: lumber
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William R. McNeil
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Atalanta (Schooner), U375, aground, 22 Jun 1878