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C. H. Johnson (Schooner), U5833, disabled, 6 Nov 1878

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Captain Johnson, master of the C. H. JOHNSON, reports to the Inter-Ocean, that before daylight last Wednesday morning, when off Port Washington, he pulled his sheets aft to go in stays, that she wouldm't go, got into the trough of the sea, and rolled two of her masts off. Only the stump of the mizzen-mast is standing, and the main topmast and main-mast head are gone. All this top-hamper coming down of course damaged the rigging and tore the canvas more or less. She was towed into Chicago.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, November 11, 1878
      Schooner C.H. JOHNSON. U. S. No. 5833. Of 332.47 tons gross; 315.85 tons net. Built at Marine City, Mich., in 1870. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 137.2 x 26.1 x 12.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.38722 Longitude: -87.87564
William R. McNeil
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C. H. Johnson (Schooner), U5833, disabled, 6 Nov 1878