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Watertown (Schooner), U80428, aground, 17 Nov 1883


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Schooner WATERTOWN, ashore at Elk Rapids; owned by Folger Brothers, of Chaumont. Valued at $12,000. Insured for $10,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, November 21, 1883
     

      Elk Rapids, Mich., Nov. 16. -- The WATERTOWN is all right; not leaking but what we let in. Parted all our lines from the dock and went on sandy bottom with about two hundred tons of coal. Can be easily got off.- Thomas O'Conner.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883.


      Northport, Mich., Nov. 21. - We got the schooner H.B. MOORE off at 9 this morning, after throwing overboard nearly all the cargo. The vessel is not leaking much, and not much damaged. Both anchors and chains lost; got here at 5:50, and I leave at once with the tug for Elk Rapids to release the schooner WATERTOWN. - Inter Ocean.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883


      Elk Rapids, Mich., Nov. 23. -- I got here with the tug yesterday, commenced work at noon, and got the WATERTOWN off at 5 o'clock. The vessel is not leaking much; will unload tomorrow, and probably leave at night for Chicago, picking up the MOORE at Northport. signed M. Blackburn. - - - Inter Ocean
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883


     
Schooner WATERTOWN. U. S. No. 80428. Of 308.84 tons gross; 293.40 tons net. Built Chaumont, N.Y., 1874. Home port, Cape Vincent, N.Y. 135.0 x 26.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     
     
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1883
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21966
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.89556 Longitude: -85.41646
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Watertown (Schooner), U80428, aground, 17 Nov 1883