The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. L. Fick (Schooner), aground, 3 Jun 1891

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Chicago, June 4. -- In heavy squalls and fog last night schooners LENA BELUN and C. L. FICK went ashore in trying to make Chicago. The BELUN is at Wanetka and the FICK at Evanston. The crews of both boats were taken off in safety. The BELUN is in bad shape, and may prove a total loss. Both were lumber laden. The FICK is owned by Fred Harris, who sails her, and the BELUN is owned by Fred Belun.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, June 4, 1891
      Chicago, June 6. -- The schooner A. BOODY was released from Peshhtigo Reef, Green Bay, last night. The cargo of brownstone will be taken out of the sunken schooner FAYETTE BROWN in Lake Erie, but the boat is believed to be a total loss. Hert cargo is worth $16,000 and is insured. It is believed the sschooners LENA BELEM and C. L. FICK, ashore north of Chicago, will break up in today's big seas.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, June 6, 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.65811 Longitude: -79.03476
William R. McNeil
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C. L. Fick (Schooner), aground, 3 Jun 1891