The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lewis Day (Schooner), aground, 16 Oct 1881

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Chicago Tribune. -- On Friday night last the schooner LEWIS DAY, laden with cedar posts, ran upon Cedar River Point, Green Bay. She was released uninjured Sunday morning after throwing overboard the deck-load, only to meet with a more serious mishap, inside of twenty-four hours. While beating through Death's Door Sunday night, in company with the scow SOUTHSIDE, the DAY missed her stays and stranded on the east side of Plum Island, where she now lies full of water. The unfortunate vessel is owned and commanded by Captain D. Clow, of Waukegan.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, October 22, 1881

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The schooner LEWIS DAY, on the rocks off Plum Island, is reported a total wreck.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, October 24, 1881

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      Captain Clow, owner of the schooner LEWIS DAY, now going to pieces on Plum Island, intends building a new hull for the DAY's spars and outfit during the coming winter.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thusday, October 27, 1881

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Captain Donnegan, of the schooner OAK LEAF, reports that after taking off everything worth saving from the schooner LEWID DAY, which went ashore on Plum Island, the wreck was set on fire and burned.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, November 24, 1881

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: cedar posts
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.30721 Longitude: -86.95178
William R. McNeil
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Lewis Day (Schooner), aground, 16 Oct 1881