The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mishicott (Scow), U91439, aground, 28 Oct 1892

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      Manistee, Mich., Oct. 29. -- The vessel at anchor south of here proved to be the scow MISHICOTT, light from Milwaukee to Onekama. The life saving crew started from here about 6 o'clock in a terrible storm, but their wagon broke down and they were obliged to leave their boat and carry their line the rest of the way. They reached the place where the vessel is about 10 o'clock last night. She was at anchor quite near the beach and expecting to drag ashore. The crew threw overboard from the vessel a line attached to a float, which the life saving crew were enabled to get by wading their depth out in the breakers. After the line was made fast, the captain attempted to come ashore hand over hand on the line. The captain of the life saving crew walked out into the water as far as possible. When the captain of the vessel was about half way in he lost his hold on the line and dropped into the lake, but the captain of the life saving crew was near enough to rescue him. This morning the life savers got the vessel's yawl, that came ashore and took off the balance of the crew. If the storm does not continue too long the vessel will probably be gotten off. There is a large amount of fresh grain coming ashore today.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, October 29, 1892

Scow schooner MIICHICOTT. U. S. No. 91439. Of 73.49 tons gross; 69.83 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis. 1882. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 79.2 x 21.5 x 6.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.24445 Longitude: -86.32425
William R. McNeil
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Mishicott (Scow), U91439, aground, 28 Oct 1892