The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Andrew Jackson (Schooner), U105413, aground, 14 May 1895

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Alpena, May 14. -- The schooner J. B. Kitchen, which went ashore yesterday at Middle Island, has filled with water and now lies in about 12 feet. The seas are breaking over the wreck, but thus far it is not going to pieces. The KITCHEN has 400 tons of bulk plaster on board. Relief will be sent from here when the sea subsides.
      The schooner reported ashore below Black River is now believed to be the ANDREW JACKSON. Nothing has been heard from her and it is believed she is not ashore, but riding out the gale at anchor.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 14, 1895

      Alpena, may 16. -- The schooner ANDREW JACKSON arrived here this forenoon, having been released from the beach below Black River by the tug RALPH. She is uninjured with the exception of the loss of her shoe.
      Nothing will be done with the schooner KITCHEN, sunk at Middle Island, until the Insurance Agents arrive. She is insured for $3,000, and the cargo for $1,500. It is feared boat and cargo will be a total loss.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 16, 1895
      Eight are lost on the schooner KATE KELLY whose wreckage was found yesterday. Others lost are; FORD RIVER, RICHARD MOTT, ANDREW JOHNSON, JAMES B. KITCHEN. The schooner JACKSON has been released.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, May 16, 1895
      Schooner ANDREW JACKSON. U. S. No. 105413. Of 198 tons gross; 188 tons net. Built Grand Haven, Mich., 1874. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 120.9 x 25.3 x 8.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.81612 Longitude: -83.29913
William R. McNeil
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Andrew Jackson (Schooner), U105413, aground, 14 May 1895