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Rising Star (Schooner), U21474, aground, 11 May 1881

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Buffalo, May 11. -- A telegram received here this forenoon by Smith & Davis states that the schooner RISING STAR is ashore twelve miles east of Cheboygan, with the probability that she can be lightered off by tugs, if the weather holds fine. She loaded 517 tons of coal here last fall, and sailed May 8th for Chicago. She is insured here in the Orient for $3,800, and in the Western, of Toronto, for $4,200.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, May 12, 1881

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      A telegram received here this morning stated that the schooner RISING STAR, which went ashore at Cheboygan, has been released and continued on her voyage to Chicago.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, May 14, 1881

Schooner RISING STAR. U. S. No. 21474. Of 294.05 tons gross; 279.35 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1865. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 135.9 x 26.1 x 11.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1896

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.64696 Longitude: -84.47448
William R. McNeil
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Rising Star (Schooner), U21474, aground, 11 May 1881