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J. & A. Stronach (Schooner), U12978, aground, 1880

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The owner of the schooner J. & A. STRONACH has filed a libel in the United States Court at Chicago for $8,163.89 as damages against the propeller WISSAHICKON. The owner of the STRONACH asserts that his vessel was compelled to make the South Manitou Harbor last fall in consequence of a heavy southwest gale. He managed to get out a couple of anchors, when the WISSAHICKON steamed down upon him, causing him to take in his big anchor, and struck the STROMACH in such a manner as to do considerable injury. The vessel's small anchor proved insufficient to hold her, and the captain had to run her ashore and scuttle the craft. It cost $3,533.89 to release the STROMACH and $2,440.50 for repairs. In addition to this the owner claims $2,200 demurrage.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, August 8, 1881

Schooner J. & A. STRONACH. U. S. No. 12978. Of 107.42 tons. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S. A., 1869

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $8,163
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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J. & A. Stronach (Schooner), U12978, aground, 1880