The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Stone (Schooner), U81548, aground, 13 Oct 1901

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During the northwest gale Saturday night the schooner WILLIAM STONE was caught at a dock in Cecil Bay, Straits of Mackinac and driven ashore. Just before the schooner's lines parted three piles of lumber, estimated to contain, 125,000 feet, were blown over onto the vessel, smashing the cabin and part of the deck. The sailors were on deck at the time, trying to save their vessel. All escaped serious injury. The WILLIAM STONE was built at Vermillion, O., in 1896, and has a gross measurement of 185 tons.
      Assorted Newspaper Clippings
      October 15, 1901
      The schooner WILLIAM STONE, ashore in Cecil bay, Straits of Mackinac, will prove a total loss. All efforts to release her have failed.
      Marine Record
      October 22, 1901

Schooner WILLIAM STONE. U. S. No 81548. Of 185 gross; 166 tons net. Built at Vermillion, Ohio, in 1896 by B.P. Cronier. Home port, Delray, Mich.,. Of 108. x 27.0 x 10.8. Owned by J. Law.
      Great Lakes Register, 1900

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.74862 Longitude: -84.84033
William R. McNeil
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William Stone (Schooner), U81548, aground, 13 Oct 1901