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William Sturges (Schooner), aground, 29 Sep 1881

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GENERAL NEWS. -- A severe gale prevailed on Lake Michigan Thursday night, and the schooner WILLIAM STURGES went ashore near Luddington.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, October 3, 1881

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Schooner WILLIAM STURGES, ashore near the Luddington harbor, has been abandoned by her owner, Captain Dixon, to the underwriters. The STURGES is broadside on the beach and the sand has worked out from beneath her stern and bow, which caused her to settle down so that her back is broken. Two large steam pumps have failed to reduce the water in her hold, and the tugs WILLIAM and WHEELER, though they pulled almost constantly since she went ashore, did not succeed in even stirring her. The STURGES in addition to being badly hogged is also sprung all over. She is insured for $5,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, October 10, 1881

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.95528 Longitude: -86.45258
William R. McNeil
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William Sturges (Schooner), aground, 29 Sep 1881