The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Peoria (Schooner), U19688, aground, 12 Nov 1901

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November 12, 1901. -- Schooner PEORIA, laden with wood, wrecked at bailey's Harbot, Lake Michigan.
      Wrecks on the Great Lakes
      Marine Record, Casualty List
      January 11, 1901

Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Nov. 12. -- The schooner PEORIA, bound from Charlevoix, Mich., with a cargo of lumber, is ashore at Bailey's Harbor, and will be a total wreck. The crew of six men were saved. The lost vessel is owned by M. J. Bonner. She came out in 1854 and had a gross measurement of 167 tons.
      Duluth News Tribune
      November 12, 1901

      Later reports say that the schooner PEORIA dragged ashore in Bailey's Harbor and not on the reef outside. The vessel is rapidly going to pieces. Her cargo of hardwood lumber, will be saved. the PEORIA had rating of B 1 and was worth about $2,000.
      Marine Record
      November 14, 1901

Schooner PEORIA. U. S. No. 19668. Of 166 gross tons; 158 tons net. Built by Gillman at Black River, Ohio, in 1854, rebuilt 1890. Home port, Charlevoix, Mich. 112.0 x 24.0 x 8.0 Owned by H. Bonner
      Great lakes Register, 1900

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Reason: aground
Freight: wood
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.0586 Longitude: -87.11038
William R. McNeil
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Peoria (Schooner), U19688, aground, 12 Nov 1901