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Bessie Boalt (Schooner), abandoned, 9 Aug 1875

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      The number of disasters by the late gale have been great.
The schooner ATAUNTO water-logged at Lealand, and is on the beach.
The Barque AUSTIN is reported full of water in the vicinity of the Manotous.
* The schooner BESSIE BOOLT was wrecked and abandoned on L. Michigan on Saturday. The vessel was picked up and taken to Grand Haven by a tug.
The ROSABELLE went to pieces off Grand Haven, crew saved.
The sloop JEWEL is wrecked at Escanaba..
The schooner DICK SOMERS, bound west was struck by lightning on Friday morning near Point au Pelee, Lake Erie, damaging her spars. In the afternoon of the same day, while at anchor, a squall struck her which parted her cable, and she lost her big anchor and sixty fathoms of chain, damages not far from $1,000, she proceeded on Monday.
The barge A. BRAYLEY was towed into Malden on Monday morning by the steamer BOB HACKETT. Crew all safe and damages slight.
The schooner PRINCESS ALEXANDRIA sunk last Sunday night while moored at Walkerville, above Windsor.
The schooner HERO, 60 tons, Captain O. Jobnson, loaded with wood at Connell's pier, eleven miles north of Detroit, on her way to Chicago was overtaken by a gale, lost her deck load, foresail and jib. She was beached and is a total wreck. No insurance. Crew saved..
The schooner MICHIGAN, bound down with a cargo of grain, was obliged to seek shelter under Point an Pelee. During the gale the MICHIGAN lost her fore-boom.
Mr. A. M. Eby, stewart of the propeller EMPIRE STATE, which arrived in Detroit on Tueaday, reports passing the schooner DAVID SHARP below Long Point with a lot of wet sails aboard, and.her crew engaged in raising a mast. out of the water, supposed to be the wreck of some
schooner. Also two barges ashore on Cat Head Point, but owing to the distance it was impossible to make out there names.
The steamer NEW ERA, which left Ludington last Thursday morning, towing a raft of 720,000 feet of logs, arrived at Grand Haven minus the raft, which went to pieces off Whitehall during the rough weather of Friday morning. It was thought thq NEW ERA would probably save
the greater part of the logs.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Friday, August 13, 1875

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Bessie Boalt (Schooner), abandoned, 9 Aug 1875