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Gem (Schooner), U10201, aground, 1 Nov 1875


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The Chicago Tribune, I2th. says:-- The owner of the schooner GEM, which went ashore a short distance north of the pier at St. Joseph, arrived here yesterday, and shipped one of Capt. Risley's II inch steam pumps by the propeller MESSENGER, to be placed on the wrecked vessel. The GEM was bound from Grand Haven for Racine, with a cargo of oak lumber, and missed the harbour Monday morning. Her crew were compelled to take refuge in the rigging, but even there the spray dashed over them, soaking them to the skin. The poor feliows were rescued from their perilous position, so benumb, that they could hardly stand. The deck of the vessel is two feet out of the water, and it is believed that she can be easily raised when the steam pumps are put aboard. All but 5,000 feet of her cargo of lumber have been taken off.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Monday, November 15, 1875


A telegram from St. Joseph says the schooner GEM has been abandoned. She went ashore last fall.
      Cleveland Herald
      April 15, 1876
     
     
NAME: GEM
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 10201
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA:
BEAM:
DEPTH:
GROSS: 65.31 (Pre-list; 1869); 78.24 (1870; 1871); 69.36 (1872; 1873; 1875; 1876)
NET:
YEAR BUILT:
STATE:
CITY:
HOME PORT: Chicago, IL (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876.
NOTES:
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885


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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: oak lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1875
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.22968
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Gem (Schooner), U10201, aground, 1 Nov 1875