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Kate Kelley (Schooner), aground, 28 Sep 1876

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DISASTERS ON LAKE MICHIGAN. -- The schooner G. R. ROBERTS, owned by Martin Johnson and Calvin Gray, of Milwaukee, was driven ashore in Big Sister Bay last Tuesday week, and will prove a total loss. The ROBERTS was a vessel well advanced in years, having come out in 1847. No insurance.
      Last Thursday night the schooner KATE KELLEY, of Oswego, struck the north pier at Holland, while endeavoring to seek shelter from the southeast gale, and went upon the beach just north of the harbor. She was bound from Chicago to Grand Haven to load lumber for Ogdensburg. This is the third disaster that he befallen the KELLY within the year. Last fall she was beached near Oswego and had a narrow escape from total destruction, and recently she broke from her moorings in harbor at the same port and sustained considerable damage.
      The schooner JESSIE PHILLIPS, lumber laden, say the Milwaukee Sentinel, was towed into that port Friday morning in an almost waterlogged condition, and will probably have to go into fry-dock, as soon as her cargo is discharged.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, October 4, 1876

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.78752 Longitude: -86.10893
William R. McNeil
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Kate Kelley (Schooner), aground, 28 Sep 1876