The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ostrich (Schooner), U18967., aground, 29 Oct 1892

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Milwaukee, Nov. 2. -- The schooner reported ashore at the Manitous is thought to be the OSTRICH, owned and commanded by Capt. John McKay. The schooner cleared for Torch Lake Oct. 19 to load hemlock lumber for Milwaukee
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, November 2, 1892

      Chicago, Nov. 2. -- The great gale of last Friday and Saturday wrecked a large steamer and a schooner near South Manitou Island and it is almost certain that the crews of both boats were lost. The steamer foundered near the Island while the schooner was cast almost bottom side up far up on the beach. The schooner JOHN SWAW, in tow of the steamer JOHN F. EDDY, reached here this afternoon. The SHAW and EDDY had weathered the gale at anchor under the Manitous. "When off South Manitou on our way to Chicago," Capt. George Dennis of the SHAW said, "we passed through a large quantity of wreckage. Doors, stools, window sash and part of a steamers bridge with the bell still upon it were floating in the lake. The stanchions to the bridge, which was painted white, were of striped oak. The bridge was about five feet wide fore and aft, but I do not know how long it was. The doors had glass in the top panels, the glass of course was broken out. We could see nothing which would give any indication of what the name of the unfortunate craft was." Capt. Dennis also reported that a medium sized schooner, with her bilge and part of her bottom showing, was on the beach of the island. She had a cargo of hemlock lumber. The bottom had been newly calked.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, November 2, 1892

Frankfort, November 2. -- Wreckage from the schooner OSTRICH came ashore at the Manitous yesterday. Some think that she was lost by collision with the W.H. GILCHER
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      November 3, 1892
Schooner OSTRICH. U. S. No. 18967. Of 279.14 tons gross; 265.19 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 139.6 x 26.1 x 10.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
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Freight: hemlock lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Ostrich (Schooner), U18967., aground, 29 Oct 1892