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Newsboy (Schooner), U18086, aground, 17 Nov 1891

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The NEWSBOY is ashore at Escanaba.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, November 19, 1891
      Escanaba, Nov. 19. -- The schooner NEWSBOY went ashore on South Fisherman's Shoal at the entrance to Green Bay on Tuesday morning. She is loaded with corn, has six feet of water in her hold, and is on about two-thirds of her length, with seven feet of water forward and 12 aft. Capt. Patterson being interviewed, says, as she was in a heavy wind and snowstorm, he could see nothing and the boat iced up badly, about daylight Tuesday she struck the South Fisherman's Shoal.
      The wind has shifted to the west and the weather cleared up. The vessel is in fairly good condition and can be gotten off unless a south gale should come to soon. The captain has telegraphed for a tug and two pumps. The NEWSBOY is owned by Tremble & Patterson of Chicago and valued at $10,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, November 19, 1891

      Chicago, Nov. 20. -- The wrecking expedition was driven back from the schooner NEWSBOY by the heavy sea. It is feared she will be a total loss.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, November 20, 1891

The schooner NEWSBOY, which also went ashore in the storm of the 17th inst., has been given up as a total loss. The crew was saved after suffering many hardships. She was owned by Capt. Patterson of Chicago, registered 393 tons and was valued at $10,000.
      The Marine Review
      November 26, 1891

Schooner NEWSBOY. U. S. No. 18086. Of 413.92 tons gross; 393.25 tons Net. Built East Saginaw, Mich., 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 152.2 x 31.2 x 12.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Freight: corn
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Newsboy (Schooner), U18086, aground, 17 Nov 1891