The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. H. Dunham (Schooner), aground, 29 Nov 1878

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Frankfort, Mich., Nov. 29. -- The schooner W. H. DUNHAM, lumber-laden, attempted to leave port at 6 o'clock in tow of the tug JENNIE BALL, but on getting about 100 feet outside of the piers, she struck bottom and commenced to drift back, the small tug being powerless to hold her up to the sea. She struck the sunken crib on the north pier, crushing her yawl, etc, and then drifted broadside on the beach north of the harbor, where she now lies. The wind is west, brisk and sea is making. The tug JENNIE BALL is working at her now. We have sent to Manistee for a powerful wrecking tug, and it will probably be here by midnight.
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      Saturday, November 30, 1878

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.63361 Longitude: -86.23454
William R. McNeil
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W. H. Dunham (Schooner), aground, 29 Nov 1878