The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
(Schooner), capsized, 5 Nov 1892

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Ludington, Nov. 7. -- Capt. Turner of steambarge GEORGE DUMBAR, which arrived here this morning, reports having passed a white schooner capsized off Point Betsy at 10 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Capt. Turner could not make out the name of the boat, but feels certain that the entire crew were lost.
      Chicago, Nov. 7. -- It is not improbable that schooner mentioned above is the B. F. WADE. The WADE had a cargo of cedar from Traverse Bay for this city. Nothing has been heard of her for over two weeks. A young girl who said she was the daughter of the captain was inquiring at the tug offices this morning if anything had been heard of the WADE. She said her father had not been home for a long time, and her mother was very anxious about him. No satisfaction could be given the child and she left the tug offices crying bitterly.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, November 7, 1892
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      This morning's dispatches go to show that it was not the schooner B. F. WADE which was reported foundered yesterday. The WADE has since been heard from.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, November 8, 1892
      Milwaukee, Nov. 12. -- The old schooner CUBA, so long overdue at Kenosha, and which was given up for lost by her owners, is reported to have reached Cheboygan. The mystery of the wreck floating in the middle of Lake Michigan is still unsolved.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, November 12, 1892

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Reason: capsized
Lives: all
Freight: cedar lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.69111 Longitude: -86.25537
William R. McNeil
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(Schooner), capsized, 5 Nov 1892