The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Schuette (Schooner), U75762, sunk by collision, 2 Jul 1909

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Detroit, Mich., July 3. -- The schooner JOHN SCHUETTE of Toledo was sunk this evening off the shipyard of the Great Lakes Engineering Works in collision with the steamer ALFRED MITCHELL of Duluth.
      The schooner's crew escaped in a yawl boat. The SCHUETTE lies in deep water with part of her spar showing. The cause of the collision has not been definately ascertained. There was a heavy squall at the time.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 3, 1909
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Dynamiters are at work blasting out the wreck of the schooner SCHUETTE near the Ecorse plant of the Great Lakes Engineering Works. She was sunk a few days ago by the steamer ALFRED MITCHELL and has since lain in the ship channel.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 9, 1909
Schooner JOHN SCHUETTE. U. S. No. 75762. Of 269 tons gross; 256 tons net. Built Two Rivers, Wis., 1875 by Hanson & Scove. Home port, Toledo, O. 136.0 x 26.0 x 12.0 Owned by L.S. Sullivan
      Great Lakes Register, 1900

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Reason: sunk by collision
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Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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John Schuette (Schooner), U75762, sunk by collision, 2 Jul 1909