The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ida Keith (Schooner), U100110, aground, 7 Nov 1892

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North Port, Mich., Nov. 9. -- The schooner IDA KEITH, with oats from Chicago to Midland, ran on the stony reef on South Fox Island Monday Night. She is now at anchor off the northeast side of Fox Island leaking badly. She has a double crew at the pumps to keep down the water. The cause of the mishap was that her steering gear gave way. A tug and steam pump have been sent for.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, November 9, 1892
      The schooner IDA KEITH, which last fall struck a rock and was badly damaged, has been sold by William G. Keith, of Chicago to G. W. Lennon and others of Buffalo. The terms are private, but it is understood the purchasers are very well satisfied with their bargain.
      The vessel is now at Port Huron, but will be brought down to Buffalo as soon as possible and repaired at the Union Dry Dock. A survey held on the KEITH last fall placed her damages at $5,500. Repairs will be made by the new owners, who expect to turn her out in first class shape. The IDA KEITH was built at Saugatuck in 1873, is of 465 tons register and rated A 1 last year in Inland Lloyds with a valuation of $15,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, April 12, 1893
Schooner IDA KEITH. U. S. No. 100110. Of 489 tons gross; 465 tons net. Built Saugatuck, Mich., 1873. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 163.3 x 30.6 x 13.0 Crew of 6.
      erchant Vessel List, U. S., 1918

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: oats
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.44083 Longitude: -85.87981
William R. McNeil
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Ida Keith (Schooner), U100110, aground, 7 Nov 1892