The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John A. Francomb (Schooner), U76815, aground, 21 Apr 1897

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The gale on the upper lakes opened the season's accident account with a rush. Tidings were received today that the schooner FRANCOMBE of the STAFFORD tow had been driven ashore at Adam's Point, Lake Huron. She is loaded with coal and is probably not badly injured. The crew suffered greatly from the cold, but all were saved.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, April 21, 1897

      Schooner JOHN A. FRANCOMB. U. S. No. 76815. Of 658.48 tons gross; 625.56 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich. 1889. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 180.0 x 36.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.41446 Longitude: -83.71666
William R. McNeil
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John A. Francomb (Schooner), U76815, aground, 21 Apr 1897