The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cheney Ames (Schooner), sunk, 16 Jul 1892

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Muskegon, July 16. -- The schooner CHENEY AMES, bound from Portage Entry to Chicago with building stone, was carried against the pier in trying to enter the harbor yesterday afternoon. A big hole was knocked in her bow, and she filled and sunk in the channel opposite the Life-saving station. The crew were taken off in safety. The AMES is of 284 tons register, was built at Youngstown in 1873, is rated as A 2 and valued at about $6,500. She is owned by Myers of Chicago.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, July 16, 1892
The schooner CHENEY AMES was raised at Muskegon today and she is now unloading her cargo of stone.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, July 20, 1892

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
William R. McNeil
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Cheney Ames (Schooner), sunk, 16 Jul 1892