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J. O. Thayer (Schooner), aground, 18 Nov 1881

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Milwaukee, Nov. 18. -- The schooner J. O. THAYER, coal laden, went ashore today at Cheboygan, Wis. She is valued at $20,000, and may be a total loss.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, November 19, 1881

The tug WELCOME, with two steam pumps, has gone to Sheboygan, to release the schooner J. O. THAYER.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, November 22, 1881

It is reported that the scow NANCY DELL ashore at Sheboygan, is bilged and will prove a total loss. The schooner J. O. THAYER, ashore at the same place is also said to be in worse shape than anticipated and her rescue is considered a matter of doubt.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, November 24, 1881

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The schooner J. O. THAYER, ashore at Sheboygan, has settle so far in the sand that both cargo and vessel will; prove a total loss.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, december 6, 1881
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Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 8.-- The reports received from Sheboygan tonight stated that a diver had made an examination of the schooner J.O. THAYER, and found that she was in better condition that was at first supposed. Part of her cargo of coal has already been removed.
An attempt was made Monday to raise the schooner E.M. PROTCH, stranded at Sheboygan, by raising her with the screws. The heavy pressure drove the piles around her in the ground, and the attempt had to be given up.
      The tug WELCOME , with three scows, leaves for Sheboygan tomorrow. One of the scows has coal for the steam pumps on the schooner E.M.PORTCH.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Aug. 1882

NOTE: different reports give Cheboygan and also Sheboygan

      Got off, became MIKE CORRY

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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off, renamed MIKE CORRIE
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.75083 Longitude: -87.71453
William R. McNeil
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J. O. Thayer (Schooner), aground, 18 Nov 1881